My mom just called to tell me that a good friend of mine when I was in the "Lie" is dying of colon cancer.
He asked my mom to talk to me about going to see him in the hospital before he goes into Hospice.
Even though I have been faded for over 10 years, when my mom spoke to me I could only remember the good times we had as friends when we were kids, so it was a no brainer for me, I am going to see him this afternoon.
I also asked my mom to get the phone number of another childhood friend who grew up with us that is DFed. I know he would want to see our dub friend before the he reachs the end. To my surprise, within 20 minutes, my mom called me back with the cell and home number of our other friend and said to me "get to in touch with him asap, ---- does not have much time left."
Although I am not looking forward to seeing his family who are all dubs, I would always regret not seeing him while we could still talk to one another, so off I go.
My mom also told me that financially they are really strapped so I am prepared to help out any way that I can..
It reallly bothers me that my friend who is only in his early 40's is dying of cancer and unfortunately he and his wife have inadeguate insurance, no money saved for such emergencies and they have 3 children still dependant on their support.
Thanks for listening, I just wanted to vent.