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I always looked forward to messages and words of wisdom from George. He was very supportive to all of us that were dealing with cancer one way or another. He really made a difference....thank you George and may you rest in peace.
Kelly


Posted by: Kelly Reiten - Puyallup, WA - Friend From EC Group   Jan 31, 2013

I couldn't believe it could be true- kept waiting to hear George provide the punch line that he's still here and kickin. As so many others have said, George contacted me through our Esophageal Cancer site and encouraged me, shared information and made me laugh out loud. Thank you, George for reminding me that one person can make a difference and be wickedly funny as well. You'll be missed!


Posted by: Margaret    Jan 31, 2013

When my husband was diagnosed with EC in 2006, George was the first to welcome us to the EC list with compassion, humor and outrageous disrespect for the affliction. He was a shining beacon in those early days--in a time when no one wanted to laugh, he found a way to make us smile.


Posted by: Dianna(King) Baldwin - Arlington, WA - Fellow EC list member   Jan 31, 2013

Ms. Hicks. I just wanted you to know that so many were blessed by George's humor and candidness in the EC group. He was one of a kind and always such a reality check for me! He had so many words of wisdom and support for my husband, Mike, who died in 2007 with EC. They shared war stories! May you find peace in the days ahead and feel pride knowing how many peoples' lives he positively affected over the

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Posted by: Cindy Marcou - Cincinnati, OH - friend from EC group   Jan 30, 2013

I read many of George's posts. He will be missed...Rhonda Small


Posted by: Rhonda Small - Kennesaw, GA - acquaintance   Jan 30, 2013

George made me and my husband laugh all the time. My Henry was battling EC and always got such a kick out of George and his timely responses, antics, and hilarity. Lost my Henry December 4, 2010 and I am sure if there is a way, they have met up for a few laughs and a midnight cheeseburger!
peace to you george!
Laurie Johnson and my angel Henry


Posted by: Laurie Johnson - Virginia Beach, VA - friend from EC support   Jan 30, 2013

You were the light in our darkest days George. You gave so much hope, and the courage to hang in there. Finally no more time out for you due to your quirky humor. Will your doctor miss his annual bottle from you?? What wonderful memories from a wonderful man. RIP George


Posted by: Pat Wilson - OH   Jan 30, 2013

George was a big help when my dad was diagnosed with EC in 2007. And then we discovered a common belief that our dogs were "human". I will miss sharing those stories with him. I had not even had an opportunity to tell him about my new family member that is part dachshund. Rest in peace and hope your four legged friends do not miss you too much.


Posted by: Meg Hulme - Atlanta, GA - EC support group   Jan 30, 2013

George, I know you are reading all these messages. I bet if you can find a way you will reply with yet another of your infamous sayings. I know you will enjoy your life ever after and I for one of many will look forward to meeting you personally in the great hereafter - assuming you haven"t got yourself booted out before I arrive ( OK, if I arrive).

You will be missed, but we could"t keep you forever. Rest in peace friend.


Posted by: Robert Marvin - Diamond Bar, CA - EC Friend   Jan 30, 2013

George reached out to my husband and I throughout our Esophageal Cancer journey. He was always straight forward and so supporting of us. We on the EC list will miss his posts. He was one of a kind.


Posted by: Linda Weeks - Lansing, MI - email support group member   Jan 30, 2013