Advanced Prostate Cancer
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The loss of another comrade

Yvonne Garcia Snyder just sent this email to me:

"We are very sad to share the news that Neal died March 11, 2018 at home in San Leandro. He spent his last days with his family, listening to jazz music and eating good food.

Joyously, this news is being sent over a decade later than doctors once feared; in 2003, Neal was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer and given an estimation of 2-3 years to live. Neal refused to accept that fate. He stubbornly and determinedly tried nearly everything to beat cancer. He did for 15 years!"

Yvonne Garcia, Neal’s wife

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While I am sorry for your loss, your husband's example is nothing short of inspiring.

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I have know Neil for years through social media. He was a major contributor on the yahoo prostate group. This is heartbreaking news.

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Sorry to hear, I'd like to send my condolences to all of his loved ones. I enjoyed Neal on this group and also had the pleasure of meeting him in person at a support group he attended in Concord. He will be missed by all here.

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I have had many interactions with Neal over the years and found him to be a very thoughtful and caring man. I'm sorry to hear that he has gone.

I would like to offer my sincere condolences to his family.

Alan

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Neal proved not to listen to docs playing God and keep fighting

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So sorry for you and your family's loss. I'm fairly new, diagnosed 2 years ago with similar time expectations and hoping to make 8 or 10 years now. Neal will be an inspiration for me to keep on plugging.

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Heartfelt condolences to you and family. I never met Neal in this group, but know his determined spirit has inspired me to keep fighting by the side of my husband. 💚🙏🏽💚

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god bless

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İ have read some of his posts here. İ feel like i know him in person. İ pray for god give you strength to live the life without him.

🙏🙏🙏🙏

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Sorry for your loss 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

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I will pray for you and your family to get through this time of sorrow. I wish I could have met Neal in person. At lease Neal is now at peace and pain free.

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So very to hear of your loss. Praying for you and your family

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I am sorry for your loss.

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So sorry for your loss Yovonne, this will move everyone here. Prayers to you and family members. May Neal rest in peace.

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May he rest in peace.

j-o-h-n Tuesday 03/13/2018 12:20 PM EDT

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So very sorry to hear of your loss (and ours). Thoughts and prayers go out to Yvonne and all of his family. Even though he passed on, his is in some respects a success story and inspiration for all his f us who were also Stage 4 at diagnosis, and told (in my case by the urologist who first treated me) that I could expect to live about 3 years. I’m at 3 years now. Today is my 6th and final chemo. And I expect to take after Neal and be around for 15 more years. God bless him and your family.

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God bless your family. May Neal enjoy life in heaven.

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Awesome beating Ca that long and may he RIP😰!

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To my friend, Enjoy your new home. Adonai has promised a place. Shalom!

Nalakrats

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Another example of not listening to anyone trying to give you a timeline! Yvonne, I’m so sorry for your loss. He was a great inspiration to all of us.

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I am a newbie to this group so I do not know Ron, but the loss of one of our “club” member is always sad but also joyous if he is a believer in God the Father and Christ, because we will see him again someday in heaven. My condolence to you and family and thanks for updating this group with this info.

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Very sad news. My condolences to you and your family.

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Ooh Yvonne.....I am deeply saddened to read that Neal has left the earth... he was very kind, knowledgeable, helpful, optimistic, loving, compassionate and understanding from the time we communicated on the sites. He will be missed so much. I'm so glad he had you to love and care for him. My sincere sorrow for you and your family's loss, pain and 💔 heartbreak of such a genuine Man. My tears for his loss :'(

Sincere sympathy,

Jackie

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I’m so sorry for your loss.

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Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Ron's fight shows what individuals can do with good treatment and positive outlook---many additional years of happiness with loved ones. Our prayers our with you during this difficult period!

George

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So very sorry for your loss. An inspiration to all.

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Oh my I’m so sooo! Sending you light & love.

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