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Offline bayonetbrant

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Spare a prayer for Andy, our theme music composer
« on: November 17, 2017, 09:35:58 AM »
His wife has been fighting breast cancer for several years now, and it appears as though they may be on final approach as he's taking FMLA leave from work through the holidays.   :-\

It's pretty tough for them, too, as they also have 3 teenage kids w/ various levels of autism / special needs.

Please give your loved ones an extra hug this weekend.
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Re: Spare a prayer for Andy, our theme music composer
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2017, 09:57:18 AM »
Sorry to read this.

I already lost too many family members and friends to this terrible disease.

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Re: Spare a prayer for Andy, our theme music composer
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2017, 11:01:38 AM »
They'll definitely be in my prayers.

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Re: Spare a prayer for Andy, our theme music composer
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2017, 11:10:40 AM »
Prayers sent.
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Re: Spare a prayer for Andy, our theme music composer
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2017, 12:26:01 PM »
Are there any plans for crowdfunded assistance?

I'll PM you.  Anyone else that wants info, just PM me to ask
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Re: Spare a prayer for Andy, our theme music composer
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2018, 06:13:11 PM »
I saw he posted an update recently that didn't bode well. I wish I knew what words to say to make this easier. Been through it with family members but not a spouse.

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Re: Spare a prayer for Andy, our theme music composer
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2018, 06:50:11 PM »
Sad to hear that.   :(
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Re: Spare a prayer for Andy, our theme music composer
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2018, 01:22:44 PM »
latest update from Andy

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We are still with Teri, never count this woman out. It’s a testament to how she ate and exercised, her heart and lungs have been so strong that she is still soldiering along. It is still progressing, but our nurse isn’t making predictions anymore because Teri keeps proving her wrong. That’s my girl :)

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I won’t go into details about the stressful and scary things that have happened the last couple of days, but I wanted everyone to know that she is still with us, resting comfortably with the pain under control, is not scared anymore and is at peace with what’s going on.
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Re: Spare a prayer for Andy, our theme music composer
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2018, 01:31:34 PM »
Thoughts and prayers to him and his family.
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Re: Spare a prayer for Andy, our theme music composer
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2018, 01:33:22 PM »
Thoughts and prayers to him and his family.

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Re: Spare a prayer for Andy, our theme music composer
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2018, 08:52:37 PM »
From the sounds of Andy's latest online note, it could be this weekend that Teri finally passes on...
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Re: Spare a prayer for Andy, our theme music composer
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2018, 09:03:22 PM »
Very sad news indeed. I lost my Father to cancer and in the end it was a blessing when he passed to end his suffering. A much better, and cancer-free, world awaits them on the Other Side.
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Re: Spare a prayer for Andy, our theme music composer
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2018, 09:37:50 PM »
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Re: Spare a prayer for Andy, our theme music composer
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2018, 10:24:38 PM »
May her passing be gentle and bring peace to all who loved her.
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Re: Spare a prayer for Andy, our theme music composer
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2018, 04:55:32 AM »
^Amen.
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