So sad to hear of Neil's death
May 5, 2008 at 4:09 pm #20671roseanneiniaMember
What a tremendous impact he had on my brief time on this forum. My heart goes out to his family and friends.May 5, 2008 at 4:17 pm #20672eveMember
we have lost a great teacher, advisor, and friend
my thoughts and prayers are with neil’s family – may good memories of him live in their hearts forever and may they find comfort in knowing that he is resting in peace
eveMay 5, 2008 at 4:20 pm #20673Jack_dup1Member
This is a sad time for the entire forum. For the five years I’ve been logging on, Neil has been the goto guy for information and advice, it was always accurate and well explained. He kept his personal opinions to himself and just provided sound information. He was this forums “google” and “wikipedia”. What a shame. What irony that he fights MDS for 12 years and gets hit by lung cancer.
The man is irreplaceable.
Our thoughts and prayers are truly with him and his family.
Jack S.May 5, 2008 at 4:23 pm #20674Jo L.Member
I will miss Neil’s understanding of this awful disease. His explanations were always so helpful. Though we never met, I felt he was a friend just from reading his writings.
My condolences to his family and friends.
JoMay 5, 2008 at 9:36 pm #20675lynetteMember
jack–I believe that you are right. He was THE resource for the forum. May it be a small comfort to Neil’s family to know that he touched so many lives.
LynetteMay 5, 2008 at 9:50 pm #20676chuckk333Member
Anyone that has been on the forum knows how much that Neil’s help, information and advice has meant to all of us. He will be truly missed. I hope that his family is aware how much he has meant to all of us.May 5, 2008 at 9:58 pm #20677Russ P.Member
I don’t know of anyone who had such a good grasp of the blood diseases and treatments – this includes many doctors. He will be sorely missed and my prayers go out to his family.
RussMay 6, 2008 at 4:16 am #20678choijkMember
I can’t believe Neil is gone. He was definetly what held this forum together. He gave sound advice and had a deep understanding of MDS. My deepest condolenceses to his family. He was truly loved by us all. I just wish I had the chance to meet him in person and personally thank him for all that he has done for us.May 6, 2008 at 5:20 pm #20679camiboxerMember
Neil will be missed. His knowledge and insight on so many things has helped me to better be able to help my father.
He touched many lives. What a wonderful and unselfish soul he was.
God Speed Neil.May 6, 2008 at 7:11 pm #20680FrankieMember
I have a little stick in my heart. He was an amazing man. I will miss him so much.
My prayers for his family and friends who loved him deeply.
-FrankieMay 6, 2008 at 8:52 pm #20681TerriMember
My thoughts and prayers are with the family, he was a great inspiration for the four years my husband battled this disease. Neil always had the answers.May 7, 2008 at 2:12 am #20682jaxemMember
I am in shock after learning of Neil’s passing. He had offered to be of service to me when My wife & I came to Minneapolis for my wife’s transplant. I will surely miss his eloquent dissertations on this Forum. My heartfelt sympathy goes to his family.May 7, 2008 at 11:57 am #20683MNladyslipperMember
I think we will all miss Neil’s insight and knowledge. I think he would appreciate all of our condolences, but I think he would want us to go on fighting our quest for knowledge and understanding of this terrible disease. We all need to pull together at this time and forge a new strength with his spirit at the core.May 7, 2008 at 9:44 pm #20684Neil’s_daughterMember
Thank you for your kind, kind words. We’ve checked in, shared with family and found comfort. We knew Dad was involved with MDS online, but had little idea of the extent. It makes us even more proud of him than we already were. If it’s alright, we’d like to have these messages in a book at his Visitation, to share this quiet work that was so near and dear to his heart. Thank you again, Mary LouMay 7, 2008 at 11:26 pm #20685eveMember
dear mary lou,
i think i speak for everyone –
by all means use the messages we have posted about your wonderful dad – there are some posted under the subject jack and neil too
i am so glad that our heartfelt words brought some comfort to your family at this most difficult time
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