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Wed, Jan. 4th, 2006 06:30 pm
Requiem...

Today, it seems, has actually been worse than last night. As I was awake this morning, I browsed around on ACMA's website. I decided that I was going to call and schedule an appointment to come and visit the Music Department there. Since I knew Judy Chown very well, I called her. She asked me to e-mail her with the details so she wouldn't forget. When she replied to the message, she informed me of some pretty bad news.

Loren Williams, who was the cellist for Vantage Point (the school band I was in my sophomore year of high school), had been riding a motorcycle and was hit by a car. He died. This happened on December 30. Only a few days or so before this, I had just reconnected with him and added him to my network on facebook.com.

Now, my best friend from high school, Erik, had been battling lung cancer over the last year or so and I had been keeping in touch with him off and on. I figured that since we were both in Vantage Point and knew Loren, I'd call him and let him know. I tried his cell phone number and got no response. I then called his mom. She picked up and I asked to speak to Erik. She told me that he wasn't there because he was in the hospital.

Erik has been given two days to two weeks to live. Any treatment is useless and ineffective at this point. All they can do is ease the pain. I rushed over to St. Vincent's to see him at the soonest moment I could. He's not doing well. As my brother put it, he's a shell of himself. He still retains his humor to some regard, but his body is not well.

If you know Erik, give his mom a call and see how things are going. You might even consider going to visit him as well, as it will very probably be the last chance to do so.

Right now, I'm shocked and a bit numb. Generally speaking, I usually take my time to sift out things before I let them affect me, so it may be some time before I can fully explain what's in my head right now. Prayers for my friends and their families would be much appreciated. If you feel led to pray for me as well, I won't object.

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Current Mood: shocked shocked
Current Music: "Odyssey Beyond the Falls" -Vurez

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palebythesea
the bride stripped bare by her bachelors, even
Thu, Jan. 5th, 2006 02:49 am (UTC)

wow...that's stunning. I mean, I had heard about Erik for some time, and it's still awful. But Loren, wow.


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samhobbits
samhobbits
This is where Maria talks about life
Thu, Jan. 5th, 2006 08:00 pm (UTC)

I will definitely be praying for the families of your friends and yourself.


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fedupgirl
Fedupgirl
Fri, Jan. 6th, 2006 09:18 am (UTC)

Could you please email his mother's phone number? Andrew and I would like to see him, if its possible.


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