I have an old friend that will be passing on shortly. Jason is his name, and he was always a big ol jovial guy. We went to high school together and had the same crowd of friends. He would always come over to the house for friday poker night and was the door man/bouncer at our holiday house parties in the 80's.....he was a friend of the whole family, and my mom treated him like a son.
Jason likes good ol rock & roll music with zeppelin and hendrix being his favorites. He has an extensive classic album and memorabilia collection as well as a huge baseball card collection.
He is the only child to his parents who have passed away in the last 10 years.
He was diagnosed with diabetes when he was 17 and has been suffering with related issues in recent years. I got a call monday saying that he is in the hospital with stage 4 throat cancer and has requested to not have dialysis done. He remains in hospice care at the moment, and from what I hear is in good spirits. he said he is ready to move on and doesn't want the process dragged out.
I will be going to visit him in a little while....its going to be tough, but I want to go for him, not me.
Jason is 47 years old....so young...so sad.
Love ya Jason...I will miss you.