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      Hi All,

      My father and best friend passed on the early morning of 11/24. He was able to be at home and I was able to hold his hand at the very end. He lived to be 75 and lived a very full life.

      He bravely fought this disease for almost 4 years (stage 3 discovered in Feb 2017). He had a great response with the combo treatment (all 4 sessions) summer 2019 after it progressed to stage 4, but a bout with colitis cut his mono therapy with nivo short. The disease came back June 2020 and it spread while he was put back on nivo monotherapy. He had a gastrointestinal blockage early November which weakened him and prevented anymore treatment.

      I wish I had found this forum much earlier. All of your experience, wisdom, and support was amazing for the short time I have been here. From now on I will be following the forums and offering any support or advice I can. I’ll also be donating to this great foundation.

      All of you fighting this disease are warriors and I wish you full health and recovery.

      Caregivers you hold a special place in my heart, it hurts to see your loved one suffer but know that your care for them is a priceless gift.

      Love to all

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          Hey Evan;
          You were a great son to your dad. May the precious memory of him strengthen and keep you while you and your family grieve. God bless and keep you!
            You are a excellent son and your dad is proud. God bless and keep you!
              My sympathies for your loss. May your loving memories of your father surround you and all his extended family during this difficult time.
                Oh, Evan. So sorry for the loss of your father. He was blessed to have you. May your memories soon bring more smiles than tears. celeste
                  I am so sorry EVAN2027. Your dad fought a great battle. I hope your family has some peace now.
                    Evan, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Sounds like you had a very special bond. And I am sure that he thought of you as a priceless gift.
                      Please accept my sincerest condolences. All we ever have are memories so hoping you surround yourself with happy ones and keep them close to your heart.
                      Love to you and your family,
                          My gosh, all of these posts are amazing and just what I need for support during this time. It’s been an emotional roller coaster the last few weeks. I try my best to focus on the positive memories of Dad, which there are many of. I am even writing down memories of events as they come to mind which is therapeutic in a way. I am able to be with my Mother and Brother at this time because I can work from home during the pandemic, one positive of the pandemic situation.

                          Thank you all from the bottom of my heart, this forum helps lift my spirit 🙂
                          Love and hugs

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