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I don't really know how to title this post...
« on: June 12, 2014 - 04:20:17 pm »
I'm going to do it again - probably for the last time...  I'm going to risk stepping out of line and sharing something I'm not sure I should.
 
Andy isn't doing well, folks.  Those of us who were planning on traveling this weekend to finish his car have just received word from Cathy that Andy is fading quickly.  Apparently he's at home, heavily drugged, and hospice is there with him.  I don't know any other details at this time.
 
There's a fine line on the internet with what is too personal, too "off limits."  But this club - this group of people with very similar interests - is very, very unique.  To me, it just didn't seem right to have everyone here thinking, "Cool - everything is good and Andy will get to toodle around in his Cuda after this weekend."
 
So, I'm sorry for being personal on the internet.  But I'd rather everyone who knows Andy to be thinking of him, remembering him, right now, then to find out after the fact.
 
 
We love you, Andy.  Godspeed.
 
 
 
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Re: I don't know how to title this post...
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2014 - 04:24:58 pm »
I don't have any words Jeff.

This is the worst case scenario.  God Bless you Andy. 

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Re: I don't really know how to title this post...
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2014 - 04:49:45 pm »
I don't kwow what to add , I am not sure I met you in person but you will be missed , Hang in there Andy at least until we can finish the car for you !
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2014 - 04:58:31 pm »
Andy has shown more class and strength this past year than I can imagine.  Good thoughts coming your way Andy.  It was great to meet you last year at the Nat's.  I was hoping we could hang out again this year.  Even if you are not there physically, you will be on all of our minds for sure.

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Re: I don't really know how to title this post...
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2014 - 05:03:02 pm »
Jeff I was tempted to post this myself, but didn't want to talk out of turn. Dan called me and then Brad text me. It be great if he could hold on for just a few days, to see his work done. Hope I'm not outa line saying that. Godspeed my friend.
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2014 - 05:22:25 pm »
Jeff - thank you for posting this update. It is only right that he receives a world-wide hug and he knows we are all here for whatever he needs.

God Bless, Andy

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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2014 - 05:30:16 pm »
Words fail me?....  :(  God bless ya Andy ( Cathy too!)
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« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2014 - 05:36:08 pm »
Terrible news. My prayers are with him and his family

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« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2014 - 05:44:11 pm »
Words fail me?....  :(  God bless ya Andy ( Cathy too!)

Cathy has been such a trooper.  Even this past weekend she was laughing, staying upbeat and positive.  I have no idea how she's done it.

I'm basically pacing by my phone...  There were 6 or more of us planning on traveling to Ann Arbor this weekend.  Now we just don't know what to do...
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Re: I don't really know how to title this post...
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2014 - 05:50:51 pm »
Guys,
Words fail me, as I see one of my great friends fade away.
It hurts like you can't imagine.
I know Andy has days left, maybe less, no one knows.
I went over there today, and just returned.
I helped Cathy get things organized and tried to make sense of some of the parts laying around, and tried to get all the engine stuff together.
As I sat and held his hand, I talked to him, thanking him for everything he has ever done for me, and thanked him for his friendship.
I'm still hanging in there with the can-do attitude, in a distant hope that I can get that car on the ground.
Andy has a few moments of lucidity, and knows the gravity of the situation.
His words---
"Thank  you. You guys are awesome".
I helped Cathy organize some parts, and she is taking parts to the shop for us. We will have a shortblock done, with a pan by Saturday.
I will still be in attendance for the build, barring the worst situation.
If failure should be the option, so be it.
If you choose to come and help, awesome. If you do not, I understand.
You all mean a lot to him, and I know he loved you all like a family, and considers you all as such.
Thank you to all have donated, prayed, and answered his posts, and requests.
Just so you know- I told him he had to hang around thru the weekend.

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Re: I don't really know how to title this post...
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2014 - 06:29:13 pm »
I`ve been staring at the reply window for 10 minutes now... I don`t know what to say...  I`m so sad to hear this   :(
Andy, you will be missed worldwide
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« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2014 - 06:55:33 pm »

Speechless, prayers are with you and your family.
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« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2014 - 06:58:29 pm »
I don't know Andy but from the out pour of thoughts here I can tell he is a special guy.  This Mopar family is as strong and close as I have ever seen.  Although his journey may be changing whomever got to know or meet him should feel inspired by the man he is.  God Bless Andy and Cathy.

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« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2014 - 09:41:56 pm »
Very sad situation for sure!  :'(

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« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2014 - 09:56:30 pm »
This is very sad news.  I remember my opportunity to talk and laugh with Andy last year at the Dodge City Restaurant.  I'm sure there were a number of his close friends there who already knew he was battling with his health.  But as he shared his experience with some of us at the table, it was the first time I had heard about it.  And I knew he wasn't going to give up.

He sure has put up a good fight. 

Andy, you will ride along with all of us in our Mopar travels, I'm sure.

God speed my friend.
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