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My son lost his battle…

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    kim2712
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      I am very sad to say that my son Erik laid aside his battle with this insideous disease on May 22nd. There are no words to express the pain we are all feeling right now. He was truly an amazing young man right up until his last breath. Never had even a slight moment of self pity, anger or complaints. He spoke with each of his brothers, myself and his dad and said some beautiful things to us. He had his uncle organize a meal for all of the family from Outback, a tradition we have for birthdays, graduations, etc..and we all ate together in his hospital room.

      I am very sad to say that my son Erik laid aside his battle with this insideous disease on May 22nd. There are no words to express the pain we are all feeling right now. He was truly an amazing young man right up until his last breath. Never had even a slight moment of self pity, anger or complaints. He spoke with each of his brothers, myself and his dad and said some beautiful things to us. He had his uncle organize a meal for all of the family from Outback, a tradition we have for birthdays, graduations, etc..and we all ate together in his hospital room.

      He will be missed. I love you Erik..

      Kim

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        FormerCaregiver
        Participant

          Very sorry to read this. You have my deepest sympathy and my heart is truly saddened.

          Frank from Australia

          FormerCaregiver
          Participant

            Very sorry to read this. You have my deepest sympathy and my heart is truly saddened.

            Frank from Australia

            lhaley
            Participant

              Kim,

              I am so sad to hear of your loss. Erik sounds like a very special son and I'm sure has given you many beautiful memories.  He is free from pain and his spirit will always be with you. 

              Linda

              lhaley
              Participant

                Kim,

                I am so sad to hear of your loss. Erik sounds like a very special son and I'm sure has given you many beautiful memories.  He is free from pain and his spirit will always be with you. 

                Linda

                Carol Taylor
                Participant

                  Kim,

                  I'm so sorry Erik, and all of you, had to fight this fight, but he fought like a true warrior. From what you write you have every reason to be proud and to miss him. A lot of prayer are going up for all of you at this time.

                  Lord, in Your mercy, the tears must come…hold them for this precious family. Hearts break…help them find peace and healing. May they find comfort in You, in each other, in memories, and in the knowledge that melanoma couldn't touch Erik's spirit, couldn't touch his love and attitude, and that melanoma will never invade his life again. As they grieve, grant them hope and Your shoulders to lean on and Your fortress to escape to. Amen.

                  Grace and peace to you Kim,

                  Carol

                  Carol Taylor
                  Participant

                    Kim,

                    I'm so sorry Erik, and all of you, had to fight this fight, but he fought like a true warrior. From what you write you have every reason to be proud and to miss him. A lot of prayer are going up for all of you at this time.

                    Lord, in Your mercy, the tears must come…hold them for this precious family. Hearts break…help them find peace and healing. May they find comfort in You, in each other, in memories, and in the knowledge that melanoma couldn't touch Erik's spirit, couldn't touch his love and attitude, and that melanoma will never invade his life again. As they grieve, grant them hope and Your shoulders to lean on and Your fortress to escape to. Amen.

                    Grace and peace to you Kim,

                    Carol

                    kbc123
                    Participant

                      Kim

                      I recall reading your postings back in March.  My thought is, how does one deal with this when it is your child?  My thoughts and prayers are with you.  God Bless Erik, he is out of pain and suffering..

                      Kathy from New Jersey

                      kbc123
                      Participant

                        Kim

                        I recall reading your postings back in March.  My thought is, how does one deal with this when it is your child?  My thoughts and prayers are with you.  God Bless Erik, he is out of pain and suffering..

                        Kathy from New Jersey

                        King
                        Participant

                          Kim,

                          I am so sorry to read this very sad news about Erik.  I can't even begin to imagine your pain.  It sounds like Erik was one special young man.  So, so sorry…..

                          Stay Strong
                          King

                          Stage IV 7/05 Liver mets

                          King
                          Participant

                            Kim,

                            I am so sorry to read this very sad news about Erik.  I can't even begin to imagine your pain.  It sounds like Erik was one special young man.  So, so sorry…..

                            Stay Strong
                            King

                            Stage IV 7/05 Liver mets

                            Lori C
                            Participant

                              Kim  – I am horribly sorry for your loss.  Erik sounded like a young man of great courage and character.  May his memory be for a blessing.

                               

                              Lori

                              Lori C
                              Participant

                                Kim  – I am horribly sorry for your loss.  Erik sounded like a young man of great courage and character.  May his memory be for a blessing.

                                 

                                Lori

                                CarolA
                                Participant

                                  Dear Kim,    I am so sorry to read about Erik's passing.    This Memorial Day weekend I did think that there was a young military man who was battling melanoma and wondered….  My condolences to you and your family, Erik's family and friends.   My prayers for all of you.

                                  CarolA – Stage III – Amherst, NY

                                  CarolA
                                  Participant

                                    Dear Kim,    I am so sorry to read about Erik's passing.    This Memorial Day weekend I did think that there was a young military man who was battling melanoma and wondered….  My condolences to you and your family, Erik's family and friends.   My prayers for all of you.

                                    CarolA – Stage III – Amherst, NY

                                    Teodora
                                    Guest

                                      Dear Kim,

                                      No words can probably give you any consolation or comfort at losing your precious and brave  son.

                                      I read your postings with his history ever since he was diagnosed back in 2004!What a warrior.I wish to think when faced with a life and death battle we all are.In my native country of Bulgaria we believe God takes his best children early on.I hope he is at a better place right now where there is no more suffering and pain but eternal peace and light.Remember, we are ALL  mortals and will get there one day sooner or later.We don't want to go there young before having lived life to the  fullest  but then no one is insured when their turn is.One day we well all get there and you will get to meet your beloved son again and be together for the eternity.Believe!

                                      Let his soul rest in peace.

                                      Teodora, stage 3

                                      Teodora
                                      Guest

                                        Dear Kim,

                                        No words can probably give you any consolation or comfort at losing your precious and brave  son.

                                        I read your postings with his history ever since he was diagnosed back in 2004!What a warrior.I wish to think when faced with a life and death battle we all are.In my native country of Bulgaria we believe God takes his best children early on.I hope he is at a better place right now where there is no more suffering and pain but eternal peace and light.Remember, we are ALL  mortals and will get there one day sooner or later.We don't want to go there young before having lived life to the  fullest  but then no one is insured when their turn is.One day we well all get there and you will get to meet your beloved son again and be together for the eternity.Believe!

                                        Let his soul rest in peace.

                                        Teodora, stage 3

                                          boot2aboot
                                          Participant

                                            i am very sorry for your loss

                                            boot2aboot
                                            Participant

                                              i am very sorry for your loss

                                            KellieSue
                                            Participant

                                              I'm so sad to hear the news of your son's passing.

                                              He sounded like an amazing human being.

                                              Kellie(from Iowa) Stage IV

                                              KellieSue
                                              Participant

                                                I'm so sad to hear the news of your son's passing.

                                                He sounded like an amazing human being.

                                                Kellie(from Iowa) Stage IV

                                                DukefromMA
                                                Participant

                                                  Very sorry for your loss.  Words are never enough… but my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

                                                   

                                                  Duke

                                                  DukefromMA
                                                  Participant

                                                    Very sorry for your loss.  Words are never enough… but my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

                                                     

                                                    Duke

                                                    slpinion
                                                    Participant

                                                      I am so sorry to hear this news.  May God grant you and your family His peace and comfort as you grieve for the loss of your son.

                                                      Sharon 

                                                      slpinion
                                                      Participant

                                                        I am so sorry to hear this news.  May God grant you and your family His peace and comfort as you grieve for the loss of your son.

                                                        Sharon 

                                                        MaryD
                                                        Participant

                                                          Kim,

                                                          I can't even imagine how heartbroken you and your family are during this very difficult time.  You must be so proud of his courage during the brave battle he fought.  What a lovely thing for Erik to organize that very special meal that brought all of you together in his room.  He clearly has an amazing family and I will pray that his love for all of you will carry and comfort you through this sad loss.

                                                          Sending thoughts and prayers . .

                                                          Mary

                                                          MaryD
                                                          Participant

                                                            Kim,

                                                            I can't even imagine how heartbroken you and your family are during this very difficult time.  You must be so proud of his courage during the brave battle he fought.  What a lovely thing for Erik to organize that very special meal that brought all of you together in his room.  He clearly has an amazing family and I will pray that his love for all of you will carry and comfort you through this sad loss.

                                                            Sending thoughts and prayers . .

                                                            Mary

                                                            James from Sydney
                                                            Participant

                                                              my heart goes out to your Family it is amazing how young ones in this situation show the strength, courage and a need to protect us from pain during their last days. 

                                                              I pray that your pain will ease as time passes and the beautiful memories grow strong.

                                                              James

                                                              James from Sydney
                                                              Participant

                                                                my heart goes out to your Family it is amazing how young ones in this situation show the strength, courage and a need to protect us from pain during their last days. 

                                                                I pray that your pain will ease as time passes and the beautiful memories grow strong.

                                                                James

                                                                I am so sorry to hear of your loss.  It sounds like Erik was quite courageous.   My prayers and light will sourround during yourhealing time.  May all of the wonderful memories you have of Erik heal your heart.

                                                                Surrrounding you with love and light.

                                                                Shelly in Switzerland

                                                                I am so sorry to hear of your loss.  It sounds like Erik was quite courageous.   My prayers and light will sourround during yourhealing time.  May all of the wonderful memories you have of Erik heal your heart.

                                                                Surrrounding you with love and light.

                                                                Shelly in Switzerland

                                                                shellebrownies
                                                                Participant

                                                                  So sorry to hear of your loss. Erik sounds like a very special son and that he loved you all very much. I wish for peace and healing for all the family.

                                                                  Michelle, wife to Don, Stage IV

                                                                  shellebrownies
                                                                  Participant

                                                                    So sorry to hear of your loss. Erik sounds like a very special son and that he loved you all very much. I wish for peace and healing for all the family.

                                                                    Michelle, wife to Don, Stage IV

                                                                    NancyGM
                                                                    Participant

                                                                      Kim, As a mother, my heart goes out to you. I am so sorry for the tragic loss of your son.

                                                                      NancyGM
                                                                      Participant

                                                                        Kim, As a mother, my heart goes out to you. I am so sorry for the tragic loss of your son.

                                                                        ValinMtl
                                                                        Participant

                                                                          Dearest Kim, what a terrible loss.  I am so sorry.  Erik is now safe in the arms of Jesus, free of the monster. Thinking of you and your family, Val xx

                                                                          ValinMtl
                                                                          Participant

                                                                            Dearest Kim, what a terrible loss.  I am so sorry.  Erik is now safe in the arms of Jesus, free of the monster. Thinking of you and your family, Val xx

                                                                            ADSCLT
                                                                            Participant

                                                                              I am so sorry Kim.  My father died the very same day.  I will pray for your family because we know the pain too well.  As much as I hurt losing my father, I can't imagine losing one of my children. 

                                                                              ADSCLT
                                                                              Participant

                                                                                I am so sorry Kim.  My father died the very same day.  I will pray for your family because we know the pain too well.  As much as I hurt losing my father, I can't imagine losing one of my children. 

                                                                                BarbieGirl
                                                                                Participant

                                                                                  Oh Kim, I'm so sorry to hear this news about Erik.  Hold on to the precious memories of your amazing son.  I wish we all could have met him—there's so much us "old-timers" can learn from courageous young men (and women) such as Erik..

                                                                                  I will be keeping you and your family/friends in my heart and prayers.  I cannot imagine losing a child, and I will pray especially for peace and healing, knowing Erik is no longer in pain, and for comfort knowing you'll see him again someday. 

                                                                                  Again, my deepest condolences.  *Hugz*

                                                                                  ~Lisa~

                                                                                  BarbieGirl
                                                                                  Participant

                                                                                    Oh Kim, I'm so sorry to hear this news about Erik.  Hold on to the precious memories of your amazing son.  I wish we all could have met him—there's so much us "old-timers" can learn from courageous young men (and women) such as Erik..

                                                                                    I will be keeping you and your family/friends in my heart and prayers.  I cannot imagine losing a child, and I will pray especially for peace and healing, knowing Erik is no longer in pain, and for comfort knowing you'll see him again someday. 

                                                                                    Again, my deepest condolences.  *Hugz*

                                                                                    ~Lisa~

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