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« on: October 23, 2011, 03:41:10 PM »

I just read Epoman's story.  What that incredible man went through !  I am inspired by his courage and saddened that anyone would suffer so much in such a short time.   I'm also thankful he started this site.  He really is a hero.


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EDITED:  Thread moved to proper section: "Tributes to Bill "Epoman" Halcomb" - jbeany, Moderator
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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2011, 04:37:29 PM »

We ALL owe a great debt to Epoman. When I first joined, I did not realize that he had died. I cried when I found out.

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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2011, 05:58:06 PM »

 :welcomesign;  we're glad you joined. tell us a bit about yourself.
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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2011, 06:06:48 PM »


Hey thegrammalady --- hopetully the link below will take you to my intro ........if not,  it's a pretty recent one with the subject Hello Everyone.

 
http://ihatedialysis.com/forum/index.php?topic=24737.0
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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2011, 07:00:45 PM »

I joined when EPOMan had already left us, but Iam so very thankful to this man for this marvelous site.  He would be proud of what it has become and a real tribute to his Legacy!  He knew exactly what he was doing when starting this site, and all of us are amazed at his accomplishments!

He did go through some HELL, no doubt!

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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2011, 07:55:07 AM »

He was a man who hated dialysis and wanted to be heard, and no other site would let him say what was on his mind, so he built this site and we are so glad he did.
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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2011, 01:11:02 PM »

I too did not realise that Epoman was gone when I joined but I can't help but be indebted to him for his wonderful legacy.
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« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2011, 08:11:13 PM »

Epo made a lot happen for the rest of the ESRD community - just by being his stubborn, ticked-off, vocal, wonderful self!
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« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2011, 10:58:24 AM »

I love going through achived threads and reading what he wrote...makes me feel like I knew him!! RIP Epoman!! Thanks for the site!!

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June 21, 2011 2nd kidney nonrelated living donor
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