Goodbye My Friend
Going to a funeral of a good friend tomorrow, can’t believe he has gone so young. It’s going to be hard to say Goodbye.
We used to play a lot of poker on line & ended up helping run a major poker forum, we had a fabulous few meet ups in the Vegas of the North, Blackpool. One of the stars of these meets was “K00lken” & his lovely wife “Mrs K00lken” other wise known as Ken & Celine.
He was the life & soul of any party, the first time we met, he walked into the Casino wearing blue flashing glasses & multi-coloured flashing fingers. Hard to not laugh at, right!
He had us in stitches the whole night & actually made everyone feel at ease, as although we all had played poker together on line, meeting people can be awkward. But have to say all the meets we had the star of the show was Ken.
Ken sadly he lost his battle & passed away on the 10th February from Parkinson’s he was 46 years old. When he was diagnosed he was one of the youngest in Lancashire to have it. It was a big shock to his family & he immediately had to change his lively hood as he was a taxi driver. He hated not being able to work, hated living on what he saw as hand outs. The forms he had to fill out, for the DWP, terrified him, made everything seem to real I suppose. How do you feel when you’ve been given a death sentence?
We are not buying flowers we will donate to Parkinson’s research in his name in the hope that some day there will be a cure for it & no-one will have to face this situation.
He leaves a big hole in our lives so I really can’t imagine what his wife, Celine, & his four children are going through.
So tomorrow Granddad Al & I are going to say goodbye to an old friend. I’m sure he’ll be there in some daft outfit, having a good laugh at us.
Will miss you Ken.
If anyone would like to find out more about this disease or donate to Parkinson’s Research, here is the link