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    Default From Hillbilly's heart

    I can't believe the depth of sorrow we have felt these past two days.
    When I read Charito's post, my heart broke again. I remember her well...talk about "" puppy love" ....they were great friends...

    Perhaps the sincerity of her words convey a little of what the Dominican community expressed over the past 36 hours.

    I was going to title this note "The Dominican Way of Dying"..it was an experience well worth sharing...it is called "cumpliendo" and never before have I experienced it this way.

    I will cut an past what I have told many of my friends:

    Marco died of complications resulting from his chemotherapy. Five sessions had done little to slow the cancer. A recent exploratory showed advancing cancer along the small intestine and on the wall of the intestinal membrane as well as a small tumor in his stomach wall. The decision was made to suspend the chemo treatments and to go to a second line therapy..one that would attack the cancer cells directly and add a different chemotherapy.
    However, there was apparent secondary effects of the chemo and they affected the pericardio sac, causing cardiac arrythmia (irregular heartbeats) and occasional blackout spells.

    the last blackout was the last one....he died in the arms of his wife and brother...no pain, no horrendous deterioration.....very quietly..

    I thank God for the 33 years we had. A handfull as a child, no matter he spread joy with so many of his antics....

    As a man, he was a great father, husband, son and brother. he was a champion golfer, a very successful busnessman and a great ambassador for the DR...

    The funeral was a procession of this nation's great and small: real great and real small...It was so moving...and a tribute to a life well lived.


    As for Charito, she knows where we are! Always welcome here.

    To all of you that have posted along the two threads, my most sincere thanks, you have no idea how much it means.


    According to Patricia, Marco's wife, he is now an angel and will be with us all the time. I hope God took him for a forth in this year's Heaven Tournament.

    Luis

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    Hello, Luis, I gave you my condolence, in the the other post, and to let you know that i am watching the Aguilas cibaenas on the CDN in the internet, and it was nice of them to dedicated one minute of silence to your son marcos, it was nice of them. take care, Tony Cabrera.

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    Default So painful.....

    My most sincere, heart-felt condolences goes out to you, your wife, your son's wife and every single person touched by your son's passing.

    I really can not start to understand how one feels when a son dies, but I lost the person whom I have love the most, my mom, therefore I know what pain is. So if you need to talk, please do not hesitate to send me a PM. With all honesty, I will be there to lend an ear.

    Be strong and be well.

    Y otra vez, que Dios lo tenga en la Gloria.

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    Luis,
    my most sincere condolences to you, your wife, and all of your family.
    God will guide you through unity & family and give you strength.

    even though some of us from DR1 do not know you personally, we feel we know you through your posts. And we are all here for you if you need us.

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    Hilbilly,
    I know you only by this name.

    I have no words.

    Only this empty space to offer.

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    HB,

    My condolences. Take care, and god bless you.

    Roberto

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    Hillbilly

    I am so sorry

    Matilda

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    Quote Originally Posted by HIRAM View Post
    Hilbilly,
    I know you only by this name.

    I have no words.

    Only this empty space to offer.
    unfortunately, for me, yo tambien.

    i wish you and you family peace.

    i sincerely hope to meet you one day.

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    HB
    So very sorry to hear of your son's passing.
    It sounds like he shared his life with wonderful father.
    All our best

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    So sorry again Hillbilly.

    James

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