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28 Apr 2014 07:20 #145776 by Proteus
My Mother was created by Proteus
I have learned what love is, what sacrifice is, what peace is, what friendship is, and most of all, what strength is.

I learned it from my my father... but I very much also learned it from my mother.

Through 15 years of her life, she battled and defeated 3 rounds of cancer.

First was the throat... She gave her voice for it.

The next two were her esophagus (5 inch long tumor).
None of the doctors were betting on her that time.

Out of nowhere, the tumors vanished... the doctors were dumbfounded... they couldn't explain it...

She eradicated it with only the help of a small amount of chemotherapy in less than half a year. Her circumstances were officially "extremely unique and almost impossibly rare". She wasn't even phased by it. It was like nothing had ever happened.

At least six months ago, another tumor appeared on the frontal lobes of her brain. Imagine that battle...

Just the thought of somebody fighting what she had to... I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy. She wrestled that bull like a champion...

Well, in time, everything changes... and we can't always win...

But she taught me one last thing when she passed away last night...

We don't always need to.



Apparently, if there was anyone I ever knew on this earth who was truly a Jedi, it was my mother... and my father, who also battled cancer the last part of his life would certainly agree...

Through everything she went through, while keeping her head up as high as she did, she showed all of us how to be strong with the Force. And now she has returned to it.


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I may not be around much for the next few days or weeks... my life is likely about to undergo a radical change in living situation. But I will be on skype whenever I can to contact for those of you who do talk with me.

Thanks for all of your support, those who have already known about it and those who care.

I love you all.

May the Force be with you.

It seems that I know that I know.
What I would like to see is the 'I' that knows me when I know that I know that I know.
- Alan Watts
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28 Apr 2014 09:42 #145779 by Luthien
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My deepest condolences to you. I just recently lost my father-in-law after he got ran over by a careless driver. It was on my birthday, of all days. My way of dealing with it was by writing his eulogy for my wife and her family. As you illustrated, we remember a life by all the positive contributions to our own lives. You mention how strong your parents were in living and battling with cancer. That is quite the battle, indeed. May you be at peace in remembering their positive influence in your life.

May the Force be with you, always.

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28 Apr 2014 10:54 #145781 by user15542
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I'll be thinking of you and your family Proteus. She sounds like a truly remarkable person. Feel what you feel, take comfort where you can, be kind to yourself and keep going.

Much love to you as well.

The Force is with you, always.
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28 Apr 2014 11:07 #145784 by Phortis Nespin
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My deepest sympathy to you and your family. It is in these times that we are reminded to the fragile and impermanence of our lives, but yet how everlasting the influence of great people are. Your mother sounds like a remarkable woman. Peace and comfort are my thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

The Force is not about what you are wanting to achieve, it is about your ability to listen to the Universe, and answer its call!

I am a Jedi, My continuing goal is the balance of all things in life. It is to treat everyone with kindness and compassion.

I do not believe in social tolerance...I believe in mutual respect!
I don't tolerate you, I respect our differences, our similarities, and your right to whatever I have a right to.


Master: Grand Master Mark Anjuu
Apprentice: none
Apprentices who attained Knighthood: Arcade, J-Roz, JLSpinner
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28 Apr 2014 11:39 #145786 by Zenchi
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Strength and Peace be with you Pro, love you back brother...

My Word is my Honor, and my Honor is my Life ~ Sturm Brightblade
Passion, yet Serenity
Knighted Apprentice Arisaig
TM- RyuJin
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28 Apr 2014 12:09 #145789 by V-Tog
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It is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Death, yet the Force.


May your mother be at peace, in a place free from pain...
And you and your family also.

You know that I'm always thinking of you. Sending all of my love and comfort...

Be strong, and remember that we are all here for you... :)
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28 Apr 2014 12:16 #145791 by Leandros Von
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Thoughts and intention of strength and clarity coming your way, may the force comfort and guide you at this sad time, likewise your family.

"If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin"
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28 Apr 2014 20:03 #145839 by Reliah
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My heart and thoughts are with you at this time. I'm so sorry, Proteus..

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28 Apr 2014 20:39 #145847 by Adder
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Sorry to hear Proteus, she sounds like a beautiful person.
<virtual hug>

Jou ~ Deg ~ Vlo ~ Sem ~ Mod ~ Med
TM: Grand Master Mark Anjuu
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28 Apr 2014 21:08 #145857 by Jamie Stick
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May the Force be with you, Proteus. Thank you sharing this with us and I wish you and yours all the best in the days ahead.

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