Son-of-a-Weizen

Cancer took my wonderful wife last week

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Many of you know of Julie's long battle with cancer and I wanted to share this recent Senate floor statement given by her boss of 18 years. Through four rounds of chemo, then brain surgery for one tumor and about 16 CyberKnife treatments at Georgetown University Hospital on four other tumors, she took the hits and would pop back up like one of those inflatable kid's punching bags. Through it all, she never once ventured into 'why me? why me?' territory... and when asked 'why you, Julie?' by others, would always respond 'well, hey, why not me?' Her motto was always 'get over it....get up & get going'. She was so courageous and respected by the nurses and oncologists that they would often quietly pair her up -- in the office waiting room -- with some of the 'newer' cancer patients who appeared to be totally distraught and in shock mode so that she could counsel them and help them along. She was amazing in all respects -- never ever complained when I went totally nutso because of this board and started buying thousands of jazz cds.....and actually liked all the weird beer t-shirts I'd whip up. :)

For 22 years, I was the luckiest guy on earth......

http://bond.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=PressRoom.Multimedia

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?n=julie-a-dammann&pid=146654001

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Very sorry for your terrible loss.

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Hang in there and cherish the memories.

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Very sad to hear that. And awed by your ability to stress the positive with your memories.

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rolf -

amazing.

much respect, care, and condolences.

if she was anything like you, and more likely it's you who are like her, hers is an irreplaceable loss.

we're with you...

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My condolences. Sounds like you were a very lucky man to have known her.

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Nice remarks by Sen. Bond. I am sorry for your loss. Peace to your family.

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Very sorry for your loss, Rolf, hang in there.

My thoughts are with you and your family.

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My condolences to your family.

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I am so sorry to learn of this. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

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My condolences Roif. Cherish her memories. They'll get you through.

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I am very sorry for your loss. May you and your family be blessed by comfort and peace.

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My condolences for you and your family on your loss.

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Very sorry to hear about that.

It's happened to two members of my family (LONG "before their time had come") too so I am afraid I do think I know how you feel.

Hang on!

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Incredibly sorry for your loss, Rolf. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts.

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ahhhh. damn, so sorry, so sorry.....

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Very disheartening to read about the passing of such a good person in the prime of life. I wish the very best to you, your daughters and loved ones.

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I am sorry to hear of you loss, Rolf. I'll say a prayer for her tonight.

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My deepest condolences to you and your family on your loss. So sad to hear this.

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Rolf, I am so sorry for yours and your daughters loss! I thank you for the advice you gave with my Mom's Cancer many years ago...I used your wife as an example to my Mom of someone who didn't let advanced Cancer get the better of her. A true inspiration....

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It's small consolation, but know that all your friends here are thinking of you. As others have said, keep the good memories close to you now, and even closer as time goes by. I am so sorry for your loss.

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Very sorry for your loss.

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