Friday, September 21, 2012

RIP Rich Somerville

I’m at a loss of words right now. I’m so confused and disheartened by the sudden loss of Rich Somerville, a FB friend who I’d been communicating with since February of this year. Rich confided in me that he had cancer, and found comfort and inspiration in my own cancer journey, including my self-portraits which he shared on his page. I always encouraged Rich to continue to fight even though this w
as his THIRD bout with cancer. He was in every sense of the word, a WARRIOR!

His last email to me sent only a couple of weeks ago regarding his cancer experience(s) read:
“It has been such a learning experience... filled with dissillusionment, because I can't believe that Modern Science would rather TREAT than CURE this disease... but THAT'S EXACTLY what they do... and how they are getting RICH.... smh Thank you for sharing, it gives me great hope to know there ARE others struggling as I am... I PRAY we are ALL WARRIORS to a SUCCESSFUL FUTURE.... ; )”

Rich Somerville, you suffer no more my brother. Thanks for the warm-hearted words and for the friendship which was short-lived but so very real and meaningful. RIP Warrior!

1 comment:

iAmA gaYte-keeper said...

WOW he and I are FB friends didn't know about this. How did I miss this? RIP