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    This is my neighborhood friend Henry.

    He has been riding 20 miles everyday for over 5 years. He gets up early and checks out the hood. Another ride after lunch and a final ride before dark.

    Henry is 72 years old. Retired from NASA, working the same contractor job for 37 years.
    Henry also served 4 years in The US Army.

    Now sidelined to never return, in bed with pancreatic and stomach cancer.

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    Keeping good thoughts for your friend.

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    Will say a prayer, cool guy.
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    Sounds like one of the world's quiet heros. Sending thoughts and prayers.
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    Don't count him out yet. My 68 year old neighbor was diagnosed with cancer in almost every organ and responded to chemo and some new drugs. He is a retired teacher and a coach/referee. His life is still controled by his therapy, but he did a path ride with me recently and always comes by to use my tire pump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikey Mikey View Post
    Keeping good thoughts for your friend.
    Me too.

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    My thoughts and prayers for Henry will remain steady from now on and he is on my prayer board, please keep us updated on how he does. I like the Avatar too, nice tribute to Henry.

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    My next ride will be a 20 miler in support of your friend Henry!
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    Prayers up for Henry, and +1 on the new avatar.
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    I hope he can return to his bicycle through a miracle. It sound like the bicycle has been a significant pleasure in his life.

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    Prayers up for Henry.

    Sounds like he must have been in NASA during the glory years, I'll bet he could tell us some stories.
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    We are all just passing through. Though there's a chance, we shouldn't count on getting out of here alive. My best wishes to Henry. I hope he has a smooth ride.
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    Right on, a smooth ride for Henry .

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    Dear Henry
    May the wind be at your back . . .

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    Sorry to hear about your friends cancer. I fought through two and still fighting one. I will do a ride today for Henry. I hope that the treatments that he receives will make him well again and back on his bike.
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    I hope you can beat this thing Henry. Your in the best part of the country for doctors and care. My prays are with you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qcpmsame View Post
    My thoughts and prayers for Henry will remain steady from now on and he is on my prayer board, please keep us updated on how he does. I like the Avatar too, nice tribute to Henry.

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    Henry is in his home with his wife and hospice care nursing.
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    The being in his own home, with his wife there and expert hospice care is a real plus. My FIL had hospice home care last year when he passed away from extreme COPD, they made him very comfortable, at peace and helped my wife, her mother and her sister as well as my BIL and me deal with the long very stressful ordeal. Prayers for Henry, his wife and his caregivers will be continuous.

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    You honor him. I hope he knows how much respect you have for him.
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    These fleeting charms of earth
    Farewell, your springs of joy are dry
    My soul now seeks another home
    A brighter world on high

    I'm a long time travelling here below
    I'm a long time travelling away from home
    I'm a long time travelling here below
    To lay this body down

    Farewell kind friends whose tender care
    Has long engaged my love
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    I'm a long time travelling here below
    I'm a long time travelling away from home
    I'm a long time travelling here below
    To lay this body down...
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    God bless Henry, his wife and you 10 wheels. Nice tribute you have going for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
    Henry is in his home with his wife and hospice care nursing.
    I hope his wife is getting adequate support from the hospice. I was so fortunate to have an excellent hospice for my late wife.

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    Cancer takes some good people from us. Here's to the fighters that make us appreciate life.

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    10... my brother just went into hospice because of pancreatic cancer... it is good to focus in on the fun cool times and not dwell on the nastiness of disease. While all of you are saying prayers for Henry add one in for my baby brother Richard. He is only 49...
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    My thoughts are with him..
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