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Remembering Michael its 2 years today forever 20

Forums Caregiver Community Remembering Michael its 2 years today forever 20

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    James from Sydney
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      It seems like yesterday, Michael fought for just over 2 years and its been that long since his passing he was only 20. He made us proud the way he faced this disease, the way he saw life and death, how he spoke about his funeral, how he was more concerned about others than himself.

      He was an extraordinary human being having achieved Distinctions at Sydney University in Science whilst doing Interferon for 12 months. He amazed us when he enrolled for year 2 just after his 2nd Craniotomy and whilst on Temador only 3 months before he passed.. My boy you are a Legend.

      It seems like yesterday, Michael fought for just over 2 years and its been that long since his passing he was only 20. He made us proud the way he faced this disease, the way he saw life and death, how he spoke about his funeral, how he was more concerned about others than himself.

      He was an extraordinary human being having achieved Distinctions at Sydney University in Science whilst doing Interferon for 12 months. He amazed us when he enrolled for year 2 just after his 2nd Craniotomy and whilst on Temador only 3 months before he passed.. My boy you are a Legend.

      For all of you in the trenches i wish you to the  fight the fight of your life, don't accept everything the Doctors say to you no matter how qualified they are be pro actve and seek other opinions. To Caregivers especially Parents of young ones affected by Melanoma, listen to your children's opinion and needs it is their fight ask them what they would like you to do. I made some mistakes and acknowledged that, we talked and we parted arm in arm best of friends.

      I know that its the Doctors and researchers that will find a Cure one day but it would never be possible without the incredible people both past and present that form this Community at MPIP. 

      best wishes

      James

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        LizzM
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          Thinking of you and your family today, James. I know how hard Angelversaries can be. May you be comforted by your wonderful memories of your loving son. Michael was so lucky to have you fighting right alongside him.

          Take care ~ Liz

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          LizzM
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            Thinking of you and your family today, James. I know how hard Angelversaries can be. May you be comforted by your wonderful memories of your loving son. Michael was so lucky to have you fighting right alongside him.

            Take care ~ Liz

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            MaryD
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              It's hard to believe that 2 years have gone by already – Michael was clearly an amazing young man!   His ability to achieve goals in the midst of fighting for his life is a testimony to his character  . .and to the loving and tenacious support he received from his family.

              Just today, I attended Jenna's memorial, and was so touched by how somone at the young of 20 can impact so many lives in such a profound and positive way.

              The pain of losing a child is unimaginable but I hope you will always find comfort in the lasting footprints Michael left in all of your lives and hearts.

              Thanks also to you James, for remaining so supportive to us on this board!

              Take care,

              Mary

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              MaryD
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                It's hard to believe that 2 years have gone by already – Michael was clearly an amazing young man!   His ability to achieve goals in the midst of fighting for his life is a testimony to his character  . .and to the loving and tenacious support he received from his family.

                Just today, I attended Jenna's memorial, and was so touched by how somone at the young of 20 can impact so many lives in such a profound and positive way.

                The pain of losing a child is unimaginable but I hope you will always find comfort in the lasting footprints Michael left in all of your lives and hearts.

                Thanks also to you James, for remaining so supportive to us on this board!

                Take care,

                Mary

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                jag
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                  James, 

                  We will never forget Michael.  I am amazed at how strong a person can be by continuing to try and help other people fight melanoma after losing a loved one. 

                  Peace be with you.

                  John

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                  jag
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                    James, 

                    We will never forget Michael.  I am amazed at how strong a person can be by continuing to try and help other people fight melanoma after losing a loved one. 

                    Peace be with you.

                    John

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                    Lori C
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                      Thank you for sharing some of Michael's journey with me – I will include him in my candle lighting tonight and am in awe of the courage he had – amazing young man.

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                      Lori C
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                        Thank you for sharing some of Michael's journey with me – I will include him in my candle lighting tonight and am in awe of the courage he had – amazing young man.

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                          ValinMtl
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                            I too will light a candle for Michael. My heart goes out to you James.  Val

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                            ValinMtl
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                              I too will light a candle for Michael. My heart goes out to you James.  Val

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                            BarbieGirl
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                              James, it's so hard to believe it's been 2 years.  Thank you for sharing your son with us.. he inspired so many, and continues to do so.  Thinking of you and your family today. 

                              *Hugz*

                              ~Lisa~

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                              BarbieGirl
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                                James, it's so hard to believe it's been 2 years.  Thank you for sharing your son with us.. he inspired so many, and continues to do so.  Thinking of you and your family today. 

                                *Hugz*

                                ~Lisa~

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                                Cate
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                                  James,  I can't believe 2 years have past.  Michael was so fortunate to have you for a father.  I hope we well find a cure for this disease.   Cate

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                                  Cate
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                                    James,  I can't believe 2 years have past.  Michael was so fortunate to have you for a father.  I hope we well find a cure for this disease.   Cate

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                                    NicOz
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                                      Michael was an amazing young man… and continues to be remembered as one by many. You complimented each other beautifully- a synergistic bond between father and son that took love to a whole different plane. (Synergistic may not be the right word to explain what I mean, but it's the best I've got at the moment- blame my dodgy brain)

                                      I think of you all, often. Love to all, and thank you for being such an inspirational carer and advocate. Everything about Michael and yourself, simply shines.

                                      Nic

                                      xxx

                                      PS- I WILL answer that long overdue email this week.

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                                      NicOz
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                                        Michael was an amazing young man… and continues to be remembered as one by many. You complimented each other beautifully- a synergistic bond between father and son that took love to a whole different plane. (Synergistic may not be the right word to explain what I mean, but it's the best I've got at the moment- blame my dodgy brain)

                                        I think of you all, often. Love to all, and thank you for being such an inspirational carer and advocate. Everything about Michael and yourself, simply shines.

                                        Nic

                                        xxx

                                        PS- I WILL answer that long overdue email this week.

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                                        Fen
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                                          Oh James, my heart just breaks.  I will keep you and your family in my prayers.  What a special young man Michael was.

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                                          Fen
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                                            Oh James, my heart just breaks.  I will keep you and your family in my prayers.  What a special young man Michael was.

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                                            SusanE
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                                              Hi James. Sending blessings your way. Thank you for staying around on the board to help us out. One day you will be with Michael again and find out what good works he has been helping The Lord with. Peace be with you, Susan wife of Jerry 

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                                              SusanE
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                                                Hi James. Sending blessings your way. Thank you for staying around on the board to help us out. One day you will be with Michael again and find out what good works he has been helping The Lord with. Peace be with you, Susan wife of Jerry 

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                                                King
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                                                  James,

                                                   

                                                  MichaelFL did a post yesterday (11/13) remembering your Michael.  A few of us responded to that post.  Thinking of you and your son.

                                                   

                                                  Stay Strong

                                                  King

                                                  Stage IV 7/05 Liver mets

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                                                  King
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                                                    James,

                                                     

                                                    MichaelFL did a post yesterday (11/13) remembering your Michael.  A few of us responded to that post.  Thinking of you and your son.

                                                     

                                                    Stay Strong

                                                    King

                                                    Stage IV 7/05 Liver mets

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