I'd like to chime in briefly with something that may lift your spirits and show you what kind of man he was.
In my talks with Syrillian in private throughout the duration of his heroic fight, he was always thankful to not only me for getting things going in his honor, but to this entire 150,000+ member-strong community for the overwhelming support for him and the fight.
He was humbled when he learned of the donation to the American Cancer Society. Yes - the legend himself, HUMBLED
He loved this community as much as we love him and he always was grateful for our sheer presence. The last words he said to me before I got the news were this:
Originally Posted by Syrillian
My... how my life has changed....
"The Homefront" is the Veterans Administration Community Living Center. Essentially I am in a Nursing Home. I have a private room, with a hospital bed, a large and comfortable recliner and some nice views of the ocean.
I spend my days pretty doped up on painkillers and other medications (I literally take about 2-dozen types of pills a day.
I am wheelchair-bound when I go for meals, but I take a brief "shuffle" after every meal with a wheeled walker.... so no.... no driving, no riding, heck.... barely any walking.... but Imma still standing.
As for life returning to "normal", I honestly don't think that it ever will, I just hope to maybe ride the Ducati a few more times before I sell it. We shall see.
anyhooo..... my best to you and your endeavors, I will be watching from the sidelines and rootin'n for ya.