Memorial conference call for Patrick Kelly ("hubcap_halo") on May 6

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by richvank, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. richvank

    richvank New Member

    == Feel free to forward ==

    April 26, 2012

    Dear members of the ME/CFS and Lyme communities,

    WHAT: Invitation to Patrick Kelly's Memorial (and Healing) Service, via a
    telephone conference call.
    WHEN: Sunday, May 6, 2012, at 3 pm EST (which is 12 noon PST; 8 pm London time;
    7 pm Greenwich Mean Time).
    WHO: Anyone in the ME/CFS/Lyme community moved to join us. We'll also welcome
    Patrick's father and close friends from both on and off the forums.
    HOW: Conference Call dial-in to this USA phone number: 1-218-862-1300. Then you
    must punch in the Conference Code: 840957
    RSVP: None required.
    COST: No charge to call this phone number, except whatever your own phone
    service will charge you.
    QUESTIONS?: Contact Rivka (at) ThatTakesOvaries (dot) org

    DETAILS: Last week we lost a wonderful man, Patrick Kelly (aka "hubcap_halo"),
    to this horrific illness that so many of us struggle with. Patrick was an
    amazingly supportive and upbeat man who was constantly striving to move in a
    positive direction towards health and wellness, along with the rest of us.

    We understand how hard Patrick's life must have been, living a decade and a half
    with ME/CFS/Lyme -- so hard that he finally decided he was better off not
    struggling any longer. This was a shocking and deep blow to all of us, even if
    we did not know Patrick personally. As individuals and as a community, it will
    take us time to grieve and heal.

    Please feel free to join us as we begin to do just that at this Memorial (and
    Healing) Service for Patrick Kelly, where we will fondly remember our much loved
    community member.

    Since you did not need to have known Patrick personally to feel the impact of
    his loss, you also do not need to have known him personally to now feel welcome
    to come to his Memorial Service.

    During the call, those who wish can share a few minutes of fond memories of
    Patrick, or perhaps appropriate quotes from Patrick's health forum posts over
    the years. There is no need to sign up in advance, just come ready to share if
    you want to.

    NOTE: Unfortunately, our gathering will not be able to offer personal
    counseling services to those who are in need. But we sure understand the need!
    So we urge you to not give up hope and please seek help. For those feeling like
    the pain and suffering is unbearable, this is a good place to start:
  2. joanierav

    joanierav Member

    thank you so much for posting this. i remember one of his posts asking for a place to relocate, to better his health.

    may he rest in peace. i will pray for the repose of his soul.

    blessings, joanierav
  3. joanierav

    joanierav Member

    i was so sad, i left out the word "peaceful repose of his soul" joanie
  4. slowdreamer

    slowdreamer New Member

    Am sad this afternoon. Hubcaps posts (less recently) were some of the most original and brilliant.

    What is that Pink Floyd song
    "Your star shone too brightly"
    Thankyou Patrick for your intelligence imagination compassion andhumour.