Fletch Is Alive, but...
Story Posted:4/18/2011 7:09:33 PM
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BY: fletch49
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In response to vinman's blog..."Where in the hell is Fletch". I am still here but just barely. Let me explain.
As most of you know my son Steve has been battling a rare and aggressive form of cancer for the past couple of years. He had moved out with us to get treatment at the City of Hope Cancer Center in Duarte, CA.
He came home on February 27 after a 10 week stay in the hospital. We celebrated his 30th birthday on March 1st and just 11 days later he died. He called us in one by one to say good-bye that awful morning. We sat around the recliner we had bought him as he asked us to "let him go". We watched as he took his last breath and then he was gone.

I am just now able to write this to all my friends at CP!
Thanks SO MUCH for being there for me during this past horrible year.
The picture is of Steve and me at a Kansas City Royals game just 1 month before he came out here for treatment.

OMG do I ever miss him :(
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Am so sorry to hear about your son's death, it really makes sports seem like an after thought. My prayers are with you my friend, and hope to hear from you soon.

Posted By:
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4/19/2011 12:47 AM ET

sorry to here about the death of your son.this must be very hard for you,like the old saying goesit should be the parents first not the thoughts are with you cant imagine how painfull this must be. all the best to you and your family at this sad time. when your feeling down think of all the good times this may help you. take care your friend dean. all the best my friend
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4/19/2011 7:39 AM ET

Condolences. Hang in there.
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4/19/2011 8:17 AM ET

Even though you've been preparing for this outcome for some time, that doesn't make things any easier. As one of our first members and one of only a few to ever visit the CrowdPicks offices here in Omaha, Fletch you will always be special to us. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hang in there, and know that you will always have friends here at CP.

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4/19/2011 10:10 AM ET

Larry as I said in my email to you...I am so sorry. You are a great person and a great friend, and at times like this we all wish we could do something, anything, to help...but all I can do is be here for you and pray that "all this" stuff we go throgh has a meaning at the end.
Please stay as strong as you can and let the family knowwe here feel your pain. You knoiw my number...I am here for you and GOD BLESS.
Posted By:
4/19/2011 2:52 PM ET

To HIM Be The Glory! May HE be with you and your family.
Posted By:
Gold Star: Top 10 O/U, Top 25 CrowdScore, Top 25 W/L
4/19/2011 5:40 PM ET

My heart goes out to you and your family during this time. May God give you courage and help you to be strong for yourself and your loved ones. You will be in my prayers! Hang in there friend!
Posted By:
4/19/2011 10:31 PM ET

My thoughts are with you and your family Fletch. You are an amazing person and I hope the pain eases as quickly as can be expected. I'm here for you as is the entire CP community!
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4/20/2011 12:23 AM ET

Big Hugs to you and your wife from Joel and I. Cancer Sucks!!!
No words can explain comfort, but friendship is always a blanket of love. Know you're loved and have people who care about you. Now have a Guardian Angel watching over you from Heaven, I'm sure Joels dad has already made friends with Steve. ;)
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4/20/2011 10:06 PM ET

Condolences and Prayers to you and yours Fletch.
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4/23/2011 5:28 PM ET

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