Sunday: A Memorial Service

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by Frank, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. Frank

    Frank Original Member

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  2. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Frank, pass along my condolances, and of the Balch Springs, Celina and Prosper Fire Departments in Texas.

    Cancer is subject that hits way to close to home, it has effected or taken close friends and family as well as co-workers. In the past 3 years I have attened more funerals then I care to ever go to. So much so that I have a dedicated set of Class A uniforms just for events like this.

    My best friend and co-worker lost his daughter a year ago to cancer after 15 month battle... A life taken much to soon. A core group of senior paramedics and EMTs along with her parents have sent up a foundation so that her memory wont fade and to raise money for cancer research. Additionally Ashley's last wish was that her ashes be spread over all 50 states, and a list of other locations. In my travels I have been helping the family complete her last wish. Her Story/Foundation -

    Locally there is the son of a Dallas Fire Lt that is battling cancer that the PD/FD/EMS community has rallied around
  3. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    That was a truly uplifting story, Frank. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.
  4. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    If you have any places on the list from VA to NY let me know and I'll see if I can make it happen.
  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    MN, IA, MO, IL easy.

    Road trip planned for late October that will probably take us to some subset of IA, KS, OK, TX, NM, CO, NE.

    I have a several friends in ID who could probably handle ID, WA & maybe OR.
  6. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Frank & Mike I will talk to my friend and see what he says, and get back to you all.

    Side note: Very few people have touched me like Ashley did and continues to this day. She was a fan of my photography and always asked me not of the technical details, but the adventure or story behind the image, which always made me smile.

    The last images I showed her were underwater images from dive trip. Ashley said when she beat cancer (always had a positive outlook) that she wanted to learn to dive. She never did; now so her spirit can see the world I see/explore beaneth the waves. So as I travel and dive around the world will be taking her ashes with me, in addition to the states places on the earth. The end goal is to build a. Scrap/memory book (possible website) of places where Ashley's ashes have been places.
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  7. Frank

    Frank Original Member

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