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Old 08-06-09, 01:01 PM   #1
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R.I.P. Susan

Not sure how many other 50+ers have been following Elden (a.k.a. Fat Cyclist) Nelsen's blog, but those who have will know that his wife Susan, who has been fighting a horrific battle with cancer, died yesterday. My condolences to Elden and their children and extended families.
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Old 08-06-09, 02:43 PM   #2
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It's a sad day indeed. Fatty almost seems like family. Condolences to him and his family.
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Our prayers go out to the family during this difficult time.
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I feel extra bad for the 4 kids. What a terrible thing for Fatty & family to endure. My prayers are with them.
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Old 08-07-09, 08:53 PM   #5
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This is a more important matter to all of us than it appears. I suggest anyone who has not been following this sad story to take a look and read the back posts at Fat Cyclist. Here is a link to the post announcing Susan's death.

I don't post on Fat Cyclist, but I have been reading about Susan's fight for a year or so. The death of any person before their time from cancer is a tragedy. To leave four young children, and a cyclist husband, is truly terrible.
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Old 08-08-09, 11:01 AM   #6
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Three of my friends have lost young wives, aged 36 to 51, to cancer. My own wife is a 16-year thyroid cancer survivor. The Nelsen family has my sincere condolences.
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Been there. My sincerest sympathies to Elden and his family.
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