Thank you so much to everyone who has sent prayers, thoughts, and well wishes, from the very first post I made about him, to the very last. For those of you that reached out, you know that he struggled with PTSD after his service and the last few years have been really tough. He was recently diagnosed with hodgkin’s lymphoma and has been in the ICU for the last month battling pneumonia as well.
Even in the hard times, I can’t describe my cousin as anything less than a fighter, but unfortunately he lost the fight and passed away tonight. I don’t think I ever mentioned his age, but his 32nd birthday was a few weeks ago, and he leaves behind one son. We have always been a very close family, and he will be missed very much.
I’ll be heading up to Arkansas to help his wife make arrangements and then spending time with my family. Once again, I really appreciate everybody who has stuck with me through all of this, and the amazing outpouring of support you’ve all given to man you’ve never known. I wish you had.
Once again thanks so much for the outpouring of support. You are all amazing and it means a lot. I’m hanging in there.