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a friend lost the battle for life R.I.P.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by misfit, Jul 27, 2005.

  1. misfit

    misfit MOD SQUAD

    as a lot of you know,my wife and i had a friend(matt michalek)who was suffering from cancer,that i started a thread about a few months ago.

    well,i just received word that matt lost the battle this morning
    i got a call a week or so,requesting another pot of my famous chicken noodles,which he it turned out,it would be one of the last meals for him,before going back to the cancer center,where he came to the end of his journey.
    my thoughts and prayers go out to his wife robin,their children and the rest of the family.
    when i talked with him last,he knew the time was close at hand,and told me he was ready for the inevitible,and showed no fear of what was coming.
    i hope i can be that calm and brave if i ever find myself in that position.

    may you now rest in peace,matt.
  2. brandonjh00

    brandonjh00 wannabebasspro

    I'm sorry to hear about the loss of a good friend. Thanks for letting us know, he will be in a better place now.

  3. Its tough... I lost my mother over 2 years ago to cancer. I find inner peace by knowing that she is no longer suffering.

    My prayers and thoughts go out to you!
  4. Tee

    Tee Team OGF

    Sorry to hear that Rick. I'm sure Matt is in a better place now, resting and not suffering. Thoughts and prayers go out to you, your family and his family.
  5. Sorry to hear about your friend. I lost three of my close family to that dreaded sickness but I foundd comfort in knowing the pain they endured was finally gone.
  6. Grumpy

    Grumpy Certified Old Geezer

    So sorry to read about the loss of your friend Rick. May he rest in peace.


    My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and his family.
  8. BigChessie

    BigChessie BIG PIMPIN' "GIGELO"

    I also have delt with a battle with cancer, my 12 year son/hunting and fishing pard passed away recently and I do try to take comfort in knowing he is no longer in pain.
  9. flathunter

    flathunter Mellons mentor

    sorry to hear that Rick, I feel bad for you.
  10. Our heartfelt sorrow at your loss.
    Terry, Jacqueline and Nick.
  11. My condolences to his family and yours.
  12. I am sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. I lost my father to lung cancer a little over a month ago so I too know first hand how it is. He too was at peace in the end and that made it much easier for all of us to handle it. Nevertheless it is a difficult thing to endure.
  13. Sorry for your loss
    We are all praying for you and your friend's family.

  14. bobk


    Very sorry to hear of the loss of your friend.Good friends are very special. Our prayers go out to the family and you.
  15. Hooch

    Hooch Fare Thee Well!

    Rick, my condolences to everyone that was touched by this tragic event.
  16. NewbreedFishing

    NewbreedFishing High Speed Angling

    Sorry to hear that you lost a good freind Rick.

    Hang in there and Hang a :B Big Fish :B in his Honnor.
  17. Cat Mazter

    Cat Mazter Pro Catfisherman

    My Thought & Prayers are with you & his Family & Friends.
    Cat Mazter
  18. captnroger

    captnroger OGF Webmaster

    thoughts and prayers are with you and his family
  19. katfish

    katfish Cats are where it's at!


    I recently had time to reflect on my mortality.

    I reached the conclusion that very few of us get the opportunity to choose the time or fashion of our death.

    With that knowledge I determined that I can choose the quality of my life.
    I try to enjoy life as much as possible and find happiness in what I find.

    These words may not offer much comfort but they are all I can offer.