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David’s Story

July 18, 2014

Visitation and Funeral Information:

Service:  1:00pm Monday July 21:  Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1200 S Marquette Ave,,  Minneapolis.

Visitation:  5:00-8:00pm Sunday July 20:  Gearty-Delmore Plymouth Chapel, 15800 37th Ave. N. at Vicksburg Lane, Plymouth.

July 17, 2014

Family and Friends:

Only a day after letting you know of David’s circumstances, I am saddened to share that David passed away last night shortly after 11pm.  He died peacefully surrounded by family members and very close friends. 

Thank you all for your outpouring of love and support.  You were all important to David and I know he will be deeply missed. Your support and comments have also been very much appreciated.  Please continue to share your comments and memories.  We will treasure them.

We will be working on arrangements and will share them with you when available. 

Thank you all. 

Carolyn, Erik and Nick


July 16, 2014

Family and Friends:

As many of you know, last month David had received a report that he appeared to be in full remission following his stem cell transplant this past spring for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. David was strong and good spirits, beginning to return to work activities and enjoying being with friends and family.

Unfortunately, last week David developed a fever and began to experience swelling and rashes. He was very uncomfortable as his fever spiked at times to over 104 degrees. On Friday he was admitted to the University of Minnesota Hospital. David’s condition continued to worsen and yesterday he was admitted to the ICU following a respiratory arrest. Test results have revealed that David’s lymphoma is back with a vengeance. In addition, he has developed infections, mono and kidney failure. As I write this David is on a respirator and dialysis.

Needless to say, his condition is very critical and frightening. Doctors continue to monitor vital signs and have started him on medications and chemotherapy to treat the cancer and the many other symptoms.

Throughout this experience we have talked with David, assuming he can hear us, and shared with him how much we love him and reminded him of all the people who are thinking of him. Erik, Nick and I are surrounded by family and feel the embrace of your thoughts and prayers for which we are very grateful.

We maintain hope for an amazing turn of events. We will share updates on this site. We cannot accept flowers but appreciate your postings and emails which we will share with David.

Thank you all for your support.

Carolyn, Erik and Nick