August 19, 2010 at 4:06 pm #37803vzimarinoMember
I have only been on this site for a few weeks but spend a little time each day reading posts and members experiences. JeffG got my attention quickly because of his fight with cc mets to bones and pain associated with it. This is what my brother is dealing with (with a attitude much like Jeff’s). It took awhile before I realized that Jeff had passed. I have read all of your comments about this wonderful man and could not agree more. I feel there are some members who are taking over where Jeff left off and I say thank you to each and every one of you for the compassion, understanding and knowledge each of you bring to this great website. I’m so very happy I found this site and honored to be part of the family.
God Bless you all, VictoriaMay 16, 2010 at 10:27 pm #37802teresaMember
Hya jeff’s family
if you have visited to have a look, Yes what a fantastic help he was to all of us.
It is but a short time when I came to this site after loosing Alan and it felt as if I had a thunderbolt dropped on me. Jeff you came to my rescue, not only me but everyone on this fantastic site.May 14, 2010 at 7:26 pm #37801marionsModerator
I agree with all. He was one of a kind and he is still watching over us.May 14, 2010 at 3:48 pm #37800lisaParticipant
Jeff was a great guy. I am sure he is watching over us and praying for us in Heaven. We miss you!May 14, 2010 at 11:49 am #37799magicParticipant
Jeff was such a great bloke.He was always very sensible and no nonsense with his posts but very funny at times.I rememember how he loved The Eagles and I always think of him when I play them.”Take it to the limit” was his signature.
I miss him,he was one of a kind JanetMay 13, 2010 at 3:36 pm #37798lalupesParticipant
You left a wonderful, wonderful legacy here, Jeff. I thank you so much for that.
Bless you & your family.
JuliaMay 7, 2010 at 6:03 pm #37797gavinModerator
I remember a while after my dads diagnosis and also after a few of my first posts here. I went through a rough patch and hadn’t posted here for a bit and I guess that I was isolating away to a point. Well Jeff got in touch with me to see if I was okay and to see how my dad was and I can not thank him enough for that. He helped me out of that and through a rough patch and I will never ever be able to thank him enough for what he did for me. We went on to exchange many emails with each other and shared a ton of laughs together and I wish that I had the chance to meet him in person. What a great all round good guy.
You helped so many of us in so many ways, more than you probably realise. Everything that you did for us all will never be forgotten and you are sorely missed by us all. RIP Jeff.
GavinMay 7, 2010 at 2:27 pm #37796tanolandMember
Jeff was one of the first people to talk to me on here. I was so inspired by his positive attitude and just prayed that my sister had the same. Unfortunately she did not . We tried so hard to help her feel that way. I was also just shocked he was from Kansas as I we are too. I just felt a connection. I used his story to inspire my sister. He passed after my sister. I was glad I did not have to tell her that he had been taken by that cancer. I have a deep sadness for all of the members of this board who has lost someone or has been taken by this monstrous disease. I will be checking this board until the day I go to be with Shirley. Thank you all for your posts and friendship.
Teresa:)May 6, 2010 at 8:23 pm #37795darlaParticipant
Well said Jolene & you too Lainy. All I can add is that he meant a lot to all of us and helped so many. He is well remembered and greatly missed. I know he is smiling down on us all. RIP Jeff.May 6, 2010 at 7:37 pm #37794lainyParticipant
Jolene, eloquently said!
Hi Jeff, I know you loved a good joke but today no jokes, its about you and how much we miss you. I met you 4 years ago and you got me through those first couple of years, could not have done it without you. We have lots of newbies and I know you are chomping at the bits to help. How about just send us some heavenly hugs and we will send same back to you! Miss you and we love you and thoughts also go out to your family, who we got to know. Every night there is the brightest of stars in the sky and we know you are just swinging on one of them. Rest peacefully, my friend.May 6, 2010 at 7:13 pm #37793katieloumattMember
What truly lovely, heartfelt words. I never ‘knew’ Jeff but he has left a legacy on here. His name being mentioned often. What a tribute to his family.
KatieMay 6, 2010 at 3:51 pm #3508daddysgirl-2Member
It doesn’t seem a year has gone by since Jeff left us. I think of him often. I remember when I first came to this site, completely in distress because my dad had just received this diagnosis. I was a lurker for most of the time, reading everyone’s entries as though they knew my story, my pain, my dread and my hope. I remembering Jeff’s entries vividly, because they were full of such experience, and helpful suggestions. I felt as though at last, I knew what my family and I were up against. And I remember the kindness with which he offered his sympathies when my dad died 21 months ago.
I remember the love in his words as he spoke of his family. The joy his grandchildren gave him, the pride he felt of his children, and the deep love, respect and admiration he held for his wife. Jeff was truly a great man, an admirable advocate for both patient and caregiver, and now a shining star in God’s heaven.
In this time since my dad, and Jeff, have gone on, I have noticed so many new patients and caregivers on this site. I hear the angst in their stories, and remember, too well, that feeling. I’m glad for all on this panel who answer their distress~and can only think that Jeff is smiling down on each and everyone of you.
To Jeff’s family, if you are stopping by today, know that we care about you and miss Jeff, too.
To Jeff~please say hi to my dad…he’s the one smiling brightly with his beautiful bride by his side now.
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