Sunday, 27 August 2017

OUR HARDEST POST- LEE EMERSON ROWE

 Several people have asked why we haven't posted anything for a couple of months 
and so for them and all of our followers, here is an explanation.

We lost our super-fit, marathon running son Lee to cancer on the 21st June.
He was diagnosed in August last year and his 2nd stem-cell transplant should 
have been taking place now. It was hoped it would buy him 8 to 10 years.
He never once said why me and when we got angry he'd say it was just bad luck.
He was a thoroughly nice bloke who didn't deserve it. He leaves 2 small daughters.
This picture was taken last June and was his last race.


We are very grateful that the end, when it came was very swift though unexpected.
The picture below was taken 3 weeks before he died.
His funeral was standing room only and donations raised over £1700 
for Myeloma UK which I guess says something about Lee the man.



We are now starting to try to get back to some normality and 
when our enthusiasm returns we will start 
going out doing our thing and blogging again.
Many Thanks, John & Sue.

23 comments:

  1. All my sympathies for the loss of your son. My heart aches for you. Take care, Wilma

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  2. Very difficult to know what to put here, but all I can say is that life is so unfair. I too was a Marathon runner who had to stop due to a heart problem. Fortunately mine was possible to correct. My deepest sympathies to you both at such a really sad time. I hope that with time the pain will ease a little and nature will help you both to escape the heartache. Looking forward to seeing your wildlife photography again soon.

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  3. My thoughts and deepest sympathy go out to you both and his family

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  4. I am so deeply sorry for your loss.

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  5. so sorry to read of your terrible loss. Take care guys.

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  6. Its very hard to know what to say at such a sad time, but I'm sure you have the sympathy of the blogging world, and myself, take care, Gordon

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  7. Dear John and Sue,
    My sincere condolences and deepest sympathy.
    What life can be hard. Very sad. Wish you and his family a lot of strength.
    take care.
    Maria

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  8. My own blog suffers a bit because of this illness. My partner Jacque has had several ops. with bits removed. Our deepest sympathy to you both. Take care, Mike.

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  9. Sending along my deepest condolences. Very sad news to hear. I hope with time being out in nature will heal some of the pain.

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  10. Although I have no experience of it, John and Sue, I cannot begin to imagine the grief that losing a child must bring. May I offer my most sincere and heartfelt condolences on this terrible loss. I can only hope for both of you that renewed contact with nature will help assuage your grief and restore a degree of peace to your life. With my very best wishes, David

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  11. My sincerest condolences to you both.

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  12. Dear Sue and John. I so very sorry to hear of the loss of your son. I hope that, in time, communing with nature will help to ease the pain. My thoughts are with you and the family. With my deepest condolences, and very best wishes - - - Richard

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  13. I am very very sorry. My condolences.

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  14. My deepest wishes are sent to you both. I can't even imagine what you have gone through of late but I just hope you cherish the great moments that you were able to share as a family.

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  16. Dear John & Sue, my very deepest condolences for your loss, take care.

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  17. God bless you both in these very sad times!Condolences to you both!

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  18. John and Sue, so sorry to hear about the loss of your son, sincere condolences to you both

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  19. So sad. Thinking about you guys.

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  20. We would like to say a big thank-you to everyone for their words of condolence. xx

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