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Old 12-12-2014, 11:15 AM
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Default I have come to say goodbye to my drum brothers

I saw that someone asked about my health over here so I am posting this in response. I post here so infrequently that I didnt think to post this here. I hope I did not offend the forum. I do have drum brother here and I apologize...


I find it hard to know where to begin...
I just got back from UCLA and talking to my oncologist who I have trusted with my life over the last 8 years. Because of the progression of my cancer over the last three months he believes that the immuno treatment I am now on has failed as have the two others I have had. It looks like my time has been shortened and can be measured in weeks instead of months or years.
A few weeks ago I sent out an email to my family and friends letting them know that my doctors believe that my time here on planet earth is about to come to an end. I have been saying my goodbys to them. My sisters came for two weeks and took care of me as I deal with pain and exhaustion that this cancer has thrown against me. My oldest son also flew in from Missouri to help out as well as pick up the tools and equipment that I have been using to build drums.
I want at this time to reach out to my brothers and sisters here to say goodbye. I know it is not the norm to doing something like this, but I have never been part of the norm in my life. I also believe seeing a “RIP” just seems so abrupt. I feel blessed that I can take the time to say goodbye to all of you. I have many many friends and even some I consider true bothers here. This has always been my sanctuary to escape into.
I have made business friendships here that ended up being part of J-M as well as just some good old fashioned buddy’s.
I wont carry on as the emotion is too much right now.
My love goes out to all in this drumming community.
I have found peace about this.
May we all meet again....
Jerry
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Old 12-12-2014, 11:23 AM
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Jerry no apologies are needed. you are my friend and drum brother you and your family are in my prayers and thoughts.
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Old 12-12-2014, 02:11 PM
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Jerry God speed may He make your journey as spirited as can be the strength you show will carry you on my prayers are with you and your family gary
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Old 12-12-2014, 02:15 PM
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Dear Jerry,
I can't say I know you but your post touched my heart. You are my drum brother
...and you always will be
I said a prayer for you and your family.
Rob

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Old 12-12-2014, 02:25 PM
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Jerry.

I don't know you at all but my heart goes out to you and your family. This could not have been easy to write ... it's difficult to imagine all that you're going through but it's a blessing that you have a little time for goodbyes.

I hope a whole lot of peace comes because of all the love you have yet to share.

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Old 12-12-2014, 02:29 PM
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May the road rise,and may you find peace Jerry.

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Old 12-12-2014, 02:30 PM
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So very sad to read this. May you pass peacefully surrounded by loved ones.

Mitch
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Old 12-12-2014, 02:31 PM
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Peace and Light...we are only here for a moment. It is a road we all will travel one day. Blessings to you !
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Old 12-12-2014, 03:44 PM
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Jerry: Ive been aware of your situation for a while and I've been praying to my God for you and your family. You've left a legacy that so many here will surely be proud to honor. There's is no words for this. I can only say that you won't be forgotten. Go in peace, Brother.
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Old 12-12-2014, 06:18 PM
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Jerry,

I can't say I have ever read or replied to a post like this before. I admire your courage and wish you a peaceful journey. May God be with you and your family.

Aaron
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