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cssmall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:52 AM
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Edited on Tue Mar-27-07 11:54 AM by cssmall
I pardon the interruption and know that this is probably the wrong place to put this; however, I must write this and I want it in a place that people can see easily. I learned today that mikimouse passed away March 8, 2007 from his battle with cancer. There had been no news thus far and I knew that there would be interested parties to hear this somber news.

Yet, that is not enough for what he meant to me personally and professionally. Without him, I would not be where I am at today, nearing completion of my graduate degree. But, it was so much more than that. He aided those around him, in his courses and his life, to realize the connections between ourselves and everyone else. His battle with alcoholism taught that people can change with the right help, they can succeed and climb from their addictions. The world is replete with those that lie, those that falter and those that give up. I can honestly say that he was not that type of person and he could inspire the best from a student that just couldn't bring himself to care anymore.

Having never done things like this before, I haven't a clue of how to continue except to tell you all that he knows he is in better place. From my time and my stories shared with him, I know this without a shadow of a doubt. My thesis will now be dedicated to the memory of the person that helped me cope and understand the world that I was entering, so that this sociologist, teacher and friend will never be forgotten.
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:54 AM
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1. RIP mikimouse.
:cry:
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:56 AM
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2. RIP mikimouse
:-(
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:56 AM
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3. Thanks for letting us know
My sympathy to the family and friends.
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:56 AM
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4. Very sad.
RIP mikimouse.
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 12:05 PM
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5. I'm so sorry for your loss
He sounds like a wonderful mentor. My condolences to his family and friends.
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 12:49 PM
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6. .
:hug:
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 07:50 PM
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7. I am so sorry to hear this. I personally believe that
mikimouse has gone on to perfect love and safety. Please accept my condolences. My dad passed away in July of 2006 and left as my hero. I am very sorry for your lose, friend.
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windbreeze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:36 PM
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8. He is at peace and w/o pain...
small comfort for his family and friends....I lost my closest friend to cancer 2 weeks prior...I understand how hard this is..Take care...
windbreeze
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:51 PM
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9. I'm sorry.
I went back and read some of his old posts. He seemed like he was a kind and gentle soul.

May he find peace and comfort.

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buddhamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-28-07 06:58 AM
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10. Safe journey, Mikimouse!
You'll be missed. May you be at Peace. :hug:
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-28-07 10:06 AM
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11. Rest in peace, mikimouse.
:-(
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