|Michael asked that I write his obit from “bullet points” that he gave me. Here is the obit as it will appear in the Tacoma News Tribune, Saturday, 7/16/05:|
|“Michael J. Blair 1/19/1952 – 7/13/2005”Michael succumbed from colorectal cancer after valiantly, courageously, heroically fighting for 3.5 years. His enjoyed 3 extra years through Alternative Medicine methods. Michael passed away painlessly and peacefully at his Graham home. A Parkland resident from age 11, a 1971 Washington HS graduate, he worked in automotive retail sales for 34 yrs. The eldest of 4 sons, Michael is survived by his wife Kathy; daughters Allison and Hilary; granddaughter Olivia; father James; mother Vicki; brothers Ron and Ken; nieces Jessica, Mackenzie, Demi and DeAna. An avid Motorsports enthusiast from NASCAR to hydroplanes, he participated in PNW4WDA activities, SCUBA, camping. Michael will be missed but never forgotten by all those who knew and admired him. His family and many friends will host a celebration of his life. Event details at http://www.keepblairalive.com|
|I have been asked by many of you to continue this website. Valuable information and research is in place, and clearly from the e-mails and average of 70 hits each day, it continues to provide hope and suggestions/direction to many who walk this same path. I have decided to continue the website. At my end, you will know that I have turned some corner when I can write again. Watch for updates as they are posted. I will be forever grateful to all of you for the support that you have demonstrated, Love and Gratitude.|
|First off, Thanks! for visiting this website. Michael came up with the name, and I launched it July 30, 2003, so there are still some pages under construction. Please be patient while I fill in all the holes. We know that the information found on this website will provide inspiration and hope as you or your loved one progress on the journey of surviving cancer.|
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