Post by Adrenaline on Oct 14, 2015 16:08:19 GMT -6
He fought the good fight and his spirit never gave up. Only his body did. My loving and selfless father, Richard, passed away early Tuesday morning of stage 4 non-smoker's lung cancer at the age of 65. He had it for 1 year and complications due to it in his final month (diabetic shock, pneumonia, sepsis, and renal failure especially) put him in a coma for his last 24 hours. I sat at his hospital bed side, with the doctors having done everything they could, and watched my dad take his final breaths as his heart gave out on the monitor screen. It was beyond emotional and extremely depressing for me. But now, he is flying high, free of pain, and with his loved ones in the "Other World."
He fought countless medical problems in his 65 years including being diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 11 (caught from cat scratch fever which he got at the age of 10), surgeries to his arm, eyes, heart (due to a heart attack on my birthday Christmas Eve 2004), and feet (he lost multiple toes and eventually half of his right foot in 2011--due to diabetes). The man never got a break and all he did was sacrifice his time and dedication to working 50-60 hrs a week as a Pharmacist to provide good money for a large family. He was truly selfless in every sense of the word.
His unfortunate passing has left my family scrambling, but not panicking for a little extra help in resting him. Please, there are no obligations on you, but I still want to present the opportunity for anyone who wants to help, to do so, by clicking here.
Don't be embarrassed to pay even the smallest of donations. Even a couple dollars is appreciated. I mean that from the bottom of my heart. If you cannot, thanks for at least taking the time to read this post. Seriously. Thank you.
This photo was taken on Christmas day last year of my father, myself, and my oldest son Taiken. I made that shirt for him and even though he was never healed in body, his spirit won. A few weeks ago, he told me as I left the hospital one night, "you're a good son, a good father, and a good man." All I can say now is "dad, you were the best son, the best father, and the best man." I love you, dad. Always and forever. I WILL see you again.