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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Connor Norman, May 9, 2015.

  1. Connor Norman

    Connor Norman Cool ass dog
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    As many of you may remember, in late 2013/early 2014, I started a thread asking for you guys to help me raise money to pay for my wife's cancer treatment. Over the course of the next few months, between the help of you guys, along with our family and friends, we raised nearly $20,000. We were able to cover about 80% of our out of pocket expenses with this.

    Well, today marks one year since my wife passed away. I just wanted to take the time out to once again thank everyone of you that gave your support and helped us in our time of need. She cried many times about the overwhelming generosity that complete strangers showed us and it truly made a great impact on her. Her mind was at ease because she knew she wouldn't leave with a mountain of debt.

    I'll never forget what you guys did for her. :heythere:
     
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  2. Tobias

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    thinking of you today buddy
     
  3. Jigga

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  4. Jax Teller

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  5. oldberg

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    Thoughts go out to you brah. I'll crush a couple Busch lights in your honor tonight
     
  6. wes tegg

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  7. wolfpck

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    Shit, I somehow missed that she passed away. Thoughts with you and your fam.
     
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  8. BudKilmer

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    Didn't know she passed. Prayers with you
     
  9. BlazingRebel

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    I gave my gf my old Kindle Fire, and while mine was charging I used her's and the first bookmark was your wife's donation page which I read just to honor her memory. My thoughts and prayers are with you my friend.
    :blazingrebel:
     
  10. Futureman

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    I can't imagine man. God bless you.
     
  11. bertwing

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    Can't imagine going through that. Prayers with you bud
     
  12. Where Eagles Dare

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    Never forget the good times.

    I couldn't imagine losing my wife. Glad we were able to help. Good luck today.
     
  13. Arkadin

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  14. Corch

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    I'm sorry for your loss fellow dawgeye.
     
  15. Hoss Bonaventure

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    I did the same. He posted about it not long ago in another thread and how it was coming up on a year. Between the story he told and now this happening, I don't even know the guy but he's a tremendous person to have weathered all of that. Couldn't imagine going through any of that. So sorry for your loss.
     
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  16. three stacks

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    my thoughts are with you and your family, amigo
     
  17. Jax Teller

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    Makes what your ex wife did even worse man.
     
  18. bama1

    bama1 I like you
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  19. Magneto

    Magneto Thats right, formerly Don Brodka.
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    I wasn't here last year, but my thoughts and prayers go out to you.
     
  20. KNOTT

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    Thank you connor for sharing your story with us and giving some of us(me) a reason to give a fuck. For quite some time in the last decade i lost sight of some things. Its people like yourself that keep me going.
     
  21. oldberg

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    [​IMG]
     
  22. bigred77

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  23. BlazingRebel

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    ? Not sure I know this story.
     
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  24. Jax Teller

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    I'll hit him tell it.
     
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  25. gus_chiggins

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    Jax Teller : major league thread wrecker. not the time or the place...
     
  26. BlazingRebel

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    We already have a pm I'll ask him later
     
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  27. HotMic

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    Thoughts and prayers man.
     
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  28. NoleNBlue

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  29. Jake Scott

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    Thinking about y'all. I talked to R last week. She loved her. Hope you have a good day bro
     
  30. Redav

    Redav My favorite meat is hot dog
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    Good luck man. You seemed to have handled it pretty well.
     
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  31. BuckeyeRiot

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    Can't believe its been a year. I was thinking it had to be getting close. I'm not a prayer but you have my condolences none the less.
     
  32. Degausser

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    I'll go ahead and confirm your suspicion. Connor Norman is a hell of a guy. Went to 2 games with him last year, and he was courteous enough to let me crash at his place each time. It's awful to see bad things happen to good people, and this is no exception. Thinking of you today, buddy.
     
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  33. ARCO

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    T's and P's man. Can't imagine what you went through.
     
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  34. JBF76

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    I will never forget how Connor Norman handled that situation. He was strong for his wife till the very end, he never wavered, and gave guys like myself inspiration to stay positive, don't give up, and you can get through any adversity that comes your way. First class husband and man.
     
  35. Connor Norman

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    Thanks guys, I appreciate all of the messages. I had about 30 friends and family over today. I slaved over the smoker, grill and stove and made them a hell of a meal.

    I've known my best friends since we were kids. Their wives are all pretty awesome and they treated my wife like a sister from day one. It's amazing how they grew to love her like family in such a short time. The way they talked about her tonight kinda blew my mind. I didn't really know they felt the way they did about her. I don't think I've ever met someone that was so genuinely loved by every person she ever met.
     
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  36. Connor Norman

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    <3 thanks friend
     
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  37. Connor Norman

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    Look in the divorce thread imo
     
  38. JBF76

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    This will be her legacy, wonderful but :tebow: Taken too soon.
     
  39. Thoros of Beer

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    I very rarely have anything valuable to say, even more so at this moment. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless.
     
  40. Taco Sa1ad

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    Don't know you buddy, but thoughts and prayers. It's amazing what a couple of idiots can do on a message board when they aren't arguing about ND vs OSU quarterbacks. Me included. Hope you are doing okay
     
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  41. TheGrifter

    TheGrifter It's a trick. Get an axe.

    This thread creates three distinct emotions in me.

    1. Complete and utter sympathy for Connor Norman. I am thankful I cannot express empathy, since I have never been through such a terrible situation. I am amazed at your strength going through adversity I cannot imagine.
    2. Sadness because I was not a member of this board when it was possible to contribute.
    3. Most of us on this site admit we are terrible in regards to a lot of social norms, but the TMB response to things like this really do make me feel better about those I choose to identify with anonymously on the internet. While this site may roll its collective eye at certain norms within society, it really does come together to support a worthy cause.
     
  42. kslim

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    This thread is what this board is all about