Today, Evo Terra’s words (below) are far more important than anything I could say:
I’m emailing with terrible news. One of our own — P.G. Holyfield — is quickly losing his battle with cholangiocarcinoma, a particularly vicious form of cancer diagnosed only two weeks ago. There are no treatment options. The doctors are giving him days to live.
There’s nothing to be done medically for Patrick (the “P” in “P.G.”,) but there are things that can be done for the three young children he leaves behind. Effective now and for the foreseeable future, 100% of all donations made to his serialized audiobook — Murder at Avedon Hill — will be transferred to a fund set up for them. In addition, audio inserts will run for all listeners of his book making them aware of the situation and asking for them to donate. Generously.
[Please] donate to http://www.gofundme.com/pgfund.
More details on Patricks cancer can be found at http://specficmedia.com/2014/08/17/pg-holyfield-announcement. Spread it far and wide. The campaign has already received attention from Boing Boing.
Tell someone close to you how much you love them and how important they are to you. And then do it again.
And remember — there are no treatment options for Patrick. What we do now, we do in his name for his family.
Friend of P.G. Holyfield
President of Podiobooks.com (way less important than the first title)
All I can add is my hope that you’ll donate generously, as Evo requests, and also that you’ll check out the work of this talented, creative individual. May he live forever through the stories he has told us:
P.G…. Thank you.
Thank you for sharing your gift of creativity, a gift of yourself.
Thank you for giving the world the gift of children who will carry forward a bit of your spirit, your strength and your values.
Thank you for being one of us.