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My condolences, Keerock. Any words I can offer are a paltry salve, but I am so sorry for your loss. Your son had incredible strength to fight for so long, and none of us will ever forget him. Rest In peace, Jack.

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Condolences to you and your family through this difficult time.  Thank you for sharing of an amazing young man.  Thoughts and prayers. 

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I’m so so very sorry. I pray comfort and peace will come to you, your wife, and you sons. I’m so sorry. 

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I can't offer much else that hasn't been said. I wish you and yours nothing but the best going forward. Please reach out to this community if ever needed as I think we all know how much support one can receive here.

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Thoprawishes Keerock.  


I have no concept of the pain.  I'm sure it's a thousand times worse than I can even begin to imagine.  


My heart breaks for you.  

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I'm so so very sorry for your loss Kee. My heart breaks for you and your family.

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13 hours ago, Idiot Boxer said:

Thoprawishes Keerock.  


I have no concept of the pain.  I'm sure it's a thousand times worse than I can even begin to imagine.  


My heart breaks for you.  

This

Sorry for your loss and take care, Kee.  Thinking of the other bros who've lost a kid here too; comfort to you all

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So sorry Keerock. My prayers go out to your family.

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Damn.  I had been following this off and on, never really knew what to say.  Just brutal and I can only imagine how tough this is.  I hope you find strength in your memories and the positive impact that your family and he had on each other, and will continue to echo over time.  Best wishes to you.

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I’m so sorry Kee, words can’t express my sorrow for you and your family 

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####. Been out of town since Tuesday AM and I was scared to click on this thread. I'm so sorry, Kee. 

I can only say that you are the epitome of the father I'd hope to be if I found myself in a similar situation. I have no doubt that Jack knew he was loved. Hell, we loved him here and we didn't even know him, other than through your words. An amazing young man, which is a direct reflection of your love and guidance. 

Love you, GB. Hang in there, man. 

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The outpouring of support from FBG is amazing and has been a great source of comfort for me and my family.  I cannot thank you all enough for your kind words, prayers and thoughts.  That several of you even sent flowers to his funeral is a testament to how awesome you all are.  

Jack was an amazing young man and I couldn't be any more proud of him.  Here  is a video that we had playing at his visitation.

We are unbelievably touched (and proud) to see the people that Jack positively affected during his relatively short life.  Teachers, coaches, nurses, friends, teammates.

Thank you all again so very much.

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20 minutes ago, Keerock said:

Jack was an amazing young man and I couldn't be any more proud of him.  Here  is a video that we had playing at his visitation.

You couldnt squeeze another tear out of me if you put my head in a vice. And that's just for the haircuts.....

Such a lovely boy and such joy in that smile. And a left-handed picker to boot. Thx for sharing. 

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3 minutes ago, wikkidpissah said:

You couldnt squeeze another tear out of me if you put my head in a vice. And that's just for the haircuts.....

Such a lovely boy and such joy in that smile. And a left-handed picker to boot. Thx for sharing. 

In his eulogy I joked that he played the guitar upside down and backwards (ala Hendrix) because the other way would have just been too easy...

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Sending you and your family all my love, Kee.  What a beautiful boy with an amazing smile.  I hope we can get together one day.

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😢 Gorgeous video and tribute.❤ May he rest in eternal peace. ❤🙏🏻 Much love and strength to you all. God bless. ❤🙏🏻

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Don't think I'll ever forget that smile.

 

 

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Absolutely heartbreaking.  So sorry to hear this Kee.

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Being a father, I so identified with the activities captured in that video.  From the Halloween costumes, baseball and football games and other special times.  I have thought of Jack several times since finding out of his passing...each time ending in tears for the pain you must be enduring.  What a beautiful boy you were blessed with.  The world is a better place because of you, Jack, and I am sure the rest of your family as well.  May he rest in peace.

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8 hours ago, Keerock said:

In his eulogy I joked that he played the guitar upside down and backwards (ala Hendrix) because the other way would have just been too easy...

@KeerockWhat a beautiful young man. Love the Hendrix guitar-style (so cool). And you can tell he bled Green and White very early on, love that!!

So Sorry again 'Rock.  Like I said, was heartbroken to hear the news last week. Was holding out hope.

Thanks for sharing with us. God Bless.

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Your family is so beautiful. I love the dogs in all the pictures. Such gorgeous boys. 

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I'm so, so sorry Kee.  Heartbroken for you and your family.  The video tribute was so touching. Loved the pictures of him with the guitar.  Looked like a natural lefty. RIP sweet Jack.  Prayers sent.

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13 hours ago, BroncoFreak_2K3 said:

@KeerockWhat a beautiful young man. Love the Hendrix guitar-style (so cool). And you can tell he bled Green and White very early on, love that!!

So Sorry again 'Rock.  Like I said, was heartbroken to hear the news last week. Was holding out hope.

Thanks for sharing with us. God Bless.

You will appreciate this... MSU has been absolutely incredible.  They made Jack's time there as comfortable as possible by getting him a room centrally located on campus (Case) is a suite with friends from High School.  Customized his schedule to accommodate his treatments.  Set up transportation to classes if he needed (which I don't think he ever used).  The folks in the RCPD office (especially one guy who Jack made an impact on) sent him care packages with Sparty swag.  Actually drove one down to our house when Jack was home not feeling well.  That guy and his family were also at Jack's funeral.  They arranged to get Jack an honorary degree.

To top it off... at Jack's visitation, the MSU VP of Student Affairs showed up, seeked out me, my wife and each of my other two boys to tell us that they will be planting a tree on campus for Jack with a plaque with his name that reads "Spartan Forever".  It will be dedicated at a special ceremony in the spring.  We will get a sapling from that tree to plant at our home.

We've always bled Green and White, but man, what an unbelievable show of support from an awesome university.

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That is so meaningful and touching. I’m a Spartan fan now. 

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1 hour ago, Keerock said:

You will appreciate this... MSU has been absolutely incredible.  They made Jack's time there as comfortable as possible by getting him a room centrally located on campus (Case) is a suite with friends from High School.  Customized his schedule to accommodate his treatments.  Set up transportation to classes if he needed (which I don't think he ever used).  The folks in the RCPD office (especially one guy who Jack made an impact on) sent him care packages with Sparty swag.  Actually drove one down to our house when Jack was home not feeling well.  That guy and his family were also at Jack's funeral.  They arranged to get Jack an honorary degree.

To top it off... at Jack's visitation, the MSU VP of Student Affairs showed up, seeked out me, my wife and each of my other two boys to tell us that they will be planting a tree on campus for Jack with a plaque with his name that reads "Spartan Forever".  It will be dedicated at a special ceremony in the spring.  We will get a sapling from that tree to plant at our home.

We've always bled Green and White, but man, what an unbelievable show of support from an awesome university.

Man, how am I supposed to hate Sparty now?

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i am very sorry for your loss and i wish you and yours peace

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3 hours ago, Keerock said:

You will appreciate this... MSU has been absolutely incredible.  They made Jack's time there as comfortable as possible by getting him a room centrally located on campus (Case) is a suite with friends from High School.  Customized his schedule to accommodate his treatments.  Set up transportation to classes if he needed (which I don't think he ever used).  The folks in the RCPD office (especially one guy who Jack made an impact on) sent him care packages with Sparty swag.  Actually drove one down to our house when Jack was home not feeling well.  That guy and his family were also at Jack's funeral.  They arranged to get Jack an honorary degree.

To top it off... at Jack's visitation, the MSU VP of Student Affairs showed up, seeked out me, my wife and each of my other two boys to tell us that they will be planting a tree on campus for Jack with a plaque with his name that reads "Spartan Forever".  It will be dedicated at a special ceremony in the spring.  We will get a sapling from that tree to plant at our home.

We've always bled Green and White, but man, what an unbelievable show of support from an awesome university.

Oh man, I mean wow. That’s just incredible. Do you know the location of the planting? If you find out would you PM me the location please. I want to visit it to pay my respects. It would be an honor. I wanted to get to the visitation as one of Jack’s Dad’s  “nerdy internet football friends” honestly to pay my respects but it didn’t work out. 

All these things just show what an impact Jack had on others . You should be very proud ‘Rock, as I'm sure you all are.

#GOGREENJACK

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Came back to see just how things were going.  😢

@Keerock the most sincere condolences, and thank you for sharing this most difficult journey with us.  Jack has been and always will be an inspiration to so many of us - as are you for how you have dealt with such a trying time of life, and true tragedy.

Hugs my friend. 

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I'm so sorry for your family's loss, @Keerock.  I appreciate you sharing and it's made me appreciate the time I spend with my son more and more.  I've got a better relationship with him over the last couple of years because of your story.

You all are in my thoughts.

-Jake

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Just seeing this... as a Dad this breaks my heart.  God bless Jack, you and your family.

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Sorry for your loss brother.  Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.  If there is ever anything I can do to help you and yours please don't hesitate to ask, I will be here for you.

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Oh man - so sorry to read this.  Thoughts are with you Kee - thx for sharing your journey and being such a great dad to a great young man.

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