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    Default A thought and a prayer for a good friend of mine

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    Hey all,

    A very close family friend was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and it's apparently quite a ways along. This man, Jim Parker, is without a doubt the nicest guy I've ever met. He's been a good friend of my father's for quite some time and as a result, he was quite a lot like a close uncle to myself and my siblings. He's a racing enthusiast, and I remember countless times where he would swing by to help my dad (a mechanic) work on vehicles, including his old dodge truck which I don't think will ever die.
    Jim has a wife, son and daughter, and a granddaughter who is only in grade 2. He's only 51 years old and is not expected to live much beyond Christmas. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. He needs a miracle.

    The above link tells a little of his story and shows him with his car, a Plymouth Satellite.

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    Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. He and his family will definitely be in my prayers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimmie5150 View Post
    Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. He and his family will definitely be in my prayers.
    ditto

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimmie5150 View Post
    Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. He and his family will definitely be in my prayers.
    Same here, my friend...
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    Worked for me anyway. I still have colleagues asking me what it is like to fuck a green womanoid with seventeen breasts.
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    We got him. Very sad and way to young.

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    Praying for him, his family and you.

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    Done.
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    Godspeed!

    My thoughts and prayers to him,his family,you and all during these holiday seasons.

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    Thanks a lot guys. You know the kind of person who works his ass off but never for himself? The one who never has much but deserves all there is to have? Well that's Jim. He's worked at the same job for years, and went 12 years without a raise, so needless to say he never had much money.
    Despite all that, as a thank you to my father for just being a friend and helping him out over the years, Jim bought my dad the intake manifold for my father's 1973 Javelin, which cost somewhere around $500. Just one of those cases where it couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

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    Keeping him and family in my thoughts and prayers....

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    I hope the best for the guy.
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    I'm so sorry. WIth everything I am, good luck to him and his family.

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    Thoughts and prayers, man. Truly some sad news
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    I'm a big Mopar fan and love to drag race myself but this is the worst news that anyone would ever want to hear. My prayers and thoughts are with Jim and his family and I hope that a miracle can happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HissingCobra View Post
    I'm a big Mopar fan and love to drag race myself but this is the worst news that anyone would ever want to hear. My prayers and thoughts are with Jim and his family and I hope that a miracle can happen.
    Yeah I go myself quite a bit, my father has maintained that car for years. I'm sure you noticed this: "And now I have some pictures of that 1971 Plymouth Satellite from Jim Parker Racing. By the way, best ever mark this year saw the big Mopar run a 12.13 @ 113.63 mph"

    Anyways, I personally do believe in miracles. The thing that gets me about it all is that as soon as he found out his car and house would be paid for his wife upon his death, he was content. Thanks again folks, if there's any changes in his condition I'll post them here.

 

 

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