Very sad news this morning, Qureka passed away. He was young, in his early 50's which makes it harder to accept. He had been battling esophageal cancer from late last year and was making progress until about three weeks ago. This was his last communication in writing to us:
Many of you have heard some of the story, but I thought I'd give you an update. I had esophageal cancer that I've gotten treatment for since December. Things appeared to be going very well until recently. All of the sudden, I got fluid buildup in my abdomen for no apparent reason. Well, the reason was the cancer had spread to my abdominal wall without warning signs on the PET scan. The fluid is causing all kinds so complications with my bowels.
The bottom line is I am very malnourished, with little chance of
successfully turning this around. Therefore, this email could be goodbye.
I certainly don't want it to be, now that QTMM is just getting
interesting, but I am not in control at this point.
I was fortunate enough to visit him yesterday before the shocking bad news this morning from TedJ. He will be missed by many, for his intelligence was uncanny and he was a friend I enjoyed sharing our story with.
Rest in peace,