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    Ok so I am a little drunk and I am thinking about my buddy Mike who died of cancer and the runs we made and what a good guy he was. Mike was young and I really thought we'd work together again. Apart from a class at the training facility, we never did (Mike worked until he couldn't). I miss him.
    Logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead.

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    Man that **** sucks, can't really sum it up any other way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny46 View Post
    Ok so I am a little drunk and I am thinking about my buddy Mike who died of cancer and the runs we made and what a good guy he was. Mike was young and I really thought we'd work together again. Apart from a class at the training facility, we never did (Mike worked until he couldn't). I miss him.
    Wow, sorry to hear that Bro. May your Brother RIP.
    Don't know details of this obviously, but here's a resource that may be of value if you haven't already come across it for his family in dealing with the loss: http://www.firefightercancersupport.....cfm?section=1
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny46 View Post
    Ok so I am a little drunk and I am thinking about my buddy Mike who died of cancer and the runs we made and what a good guy he was. Mike was young and I really thought we'd work together again. Apart from a class at the training facility, we never did (Mike worked until he couldn't). I miss him.
    Damn, very sorry and my thoughts are with you.

    Don't deal with this alone. Even if it's just a post on here or a PM to someone here you know or trust, be sure to talk to people.
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    I've always tried to deal with situations like this by recalling the good times, the fun times, the laughs and joy I shared with a friend or a loved one. I try to imagine what he or she would do in a particular situation and we would joke about it afterward. Your buddy is with you my friend, just in a different form. Don't try to deal with this alone, As Markus said, PM, call or just post on here. You have a lot of friends to call on.
    Take care and here's to Mike
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    I am thinking about my buddy Mike who died of cancer and the runs we made and what a good guy he was.
    You must remember you carry his light, his purpose now.

    Loss always gives us pause. It is a testimate to how this person lived their life, how they affected those around them and how they impacted us. We must take up and continue their mission, as another will take up ours.

    The torch must be passed and the flame must never be extinguished.

    We shall walk with you as you finish Mike's Mission.
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    The next time that you see some know-it-all, snot-nose probie exposing, or potentially exposing, his body systems to a carcinogen, sit him down and tell him about Mike. In that way, Mike's untimely death will not have been in vane. In the meantime, we feel for your loss.
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    The Jakes who have posted here already have really summed it up. DFD Hit it real close to home as the greatest gift you can give is Knowledge. Give Knowledge, and give it in Mike's name so others can try to avoid a similar situation. There is still a huge amount that we Don't know about Cancer, but use what we do know to try to Stay Safe.......


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    Thanks, guys.
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    You are a wonderful friend to Mike, to carry his memory with you. I know it hurts but, like the others here have already said, it's not a burden you need to carry alone. You have an extended family to help you through.

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    You must remember you carry his light, his purpose now.

    Loss always gives us pause. It is a testimate to how this person lived their life, how they affected those around them and how they impacted us. We must take up and continue their mission, as another will take up ours.

    The torch must be passed and the flame must never be extinguished.

    We shall walk with you as you finish Mike's Mission.
    Johnny,I can't seem to find the appropriate words so I will echo these. Please know that my thoughts are with you. You do not have to carry this burden alone. Take care.
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    I've walked in those shoes Johnny. You know where to find me.
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    Yup, what they ^ said. Remember the good times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny46 View Post
    Ok so I am a little drunk and I am thinking about my buddy Mike who died of cancer and the runs we made and what a good guy he was. Mike was young and I really thought we'd work together again. Apart from a class at the training facility, we never did (Mike worked until he couldn't). I miss him.
    Sorry for your lose and I know exactly what you are feeling. I just lost a good friend Saturday to that evil, evil disease. This man began our department back in '85. Without him there would be no fire service in our area that was close (within 30 minutes). I carry the good times with me and I know that he is watching over us on every call. Godspeed Harold.

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    Hang in there, Pal.
    I am now a past chief and the views, opinions, and comments are mine and mine alone. I do not speak for any department or in any official capacity. Although, they would be smart to listen to me.

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    May God Bless You Johnny. . .

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