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Keith Kirton
Keith Kirton
Just a note of gratitude for Keith and his journal here, and condolences to family and loved ones.  In searching online shortly after my diagnosis with colon cancer (stage 3b) 3-1/2 years ago now, I came across Keith's journal here.  In reading about his previous few years' experience at that time, with his candor and humor...well, nothing else I read did more to lift my own spirits and help me through the anxiety and fear.  I will never look at powdered sugar the same!  My one biggest regret is that I was not able to adjust my schedule when Keith and Lori were recently in San Francisco so that I could have met them in person.  And yet, I know that I will get a chance to met Keith on the other side of this veil in eternity.  For now, friends and family (and lurkers like me) will miss him dearly.  Prayers of comfort for Lori, Amber, and Andrew.
Jen Crichton
Jen Crichton
My sincere condolences for your loss. Like many others, I didn't know Keith personally -- but my mom, who bravely fought Stage IV colon cancer for 31 months, found him to be such an inspiration that I couldn't help but continue following his journey. I can tell he was a wonderful man who filled the world with much light. I hope that light continues to reach you in your days of sadness.
Shana Stadler
Shana Morell Stadler
The world has lost a good man and heaven has gained a courageous soldier.  Keith looked at life in such a wonderful fashion and was always so positive, with a great sense of humor, and so many life lessons for us all.  He fought the good fight!  i have never known someone so selfless and kind.  Lori and his children have made him proud and will continue to do so.  My love and prayers to all the family and close friends in the days ahead.
Love in Christ,
Shana, Shalen and LenPaul Stadler
Addison, Tx and Greensboro, NC
Shana Stadler
Shana Morell Stadler
My daughter, Shalen wanted to reach out to your kids.  Her email is shalen81@hotmail.com and would love to do anything for them.  She is not married and has a lil teddy bear Yorkie for her child. smile

I will call to get a meal to Lori and the kids.  Thanks for the update.  God has all of eternity to make it up to you and your family.  The journey, the heartache and all the trials associated with cancer.  I learned so many go on this journey.  
Margrit Kothe
Margrit Kothe
Keith, its taken me the last day and half to be able to send this message.  I've spent the last 6 1/2 years reading your journal and contantly been inspired by your true strength, positivity and humor as you dealt with something so harsh as this cancer.  I've admired how much you lived life to the fullest during all of this.  Because of you, I've learned to look at life with more zest and not contemplate the negatives.  I'm going to go out and experience as much as I can and enjoy every moment with my family.  Just know YOU were the one that made that difference for me.
My prayers go out to you and your family as you slowly come to completing your journey here and will think that there is another journey awaiting you.  I pray your family stays strong and continues to make you proud when you look upon them from heaven. 
Thank you Keith for all the things you didn't know you did! God bless
Lori Payne
Lori Paybe
Keith, there are just no words to express how sorry I am that you and your family have had to endured this journey. I hope when my time comes, I will go through it with the same grace, dignity, humor, courage, faith, and strength that you have been such an perfect example of. You and your family have many people, some you know well and some you don't, holding you all in their thoughts and prayers. With a very heavy heart and tears filled eyes, I say God bless and God speed. Love you.
Angela Arena
Angela Arena
I was very sad to read this journal entry. My prayers and thoughts will continue to be with you, Lori, Amber and Andrew. Thank you for sharing your life with us over the past few years. I have laughed and cried many times. I got a colonoscopy about 5 years ago because of your urging in this journal. Then when new family history cropped up my doctor had me in for another one earlier this year. Because of you, I have peace of mind, at least regarding this issue. Thank you for that and for all that you have shared. Much love to you and your family. I know you are precious to our Lord.
Kathryn Lancaster
Kathryn
Keith, you are indeed about to embark on an adventure.  When I read that, my heart leapt with joy for you.  I am so happy for you and your family for this last 6 1/2 years of relative wellness and your ability to have enjoyed all the things you have been able to do with them.  You have been blessed and you have been a blessing to many through this journey.  I pray for peace and comfort for you and your family.  God bless you.
Love,
Kathryn
Paula Thomas
Paula Thomas
Oh Keith - I am so sorry to read your post. We all know we will eventually be writing something similar, but it is never easy. It has been a joy knowing you even from a distance. Your tenacity, positive attitude, and determination to keep going have been a national inspiration in the fight against this terrible disease. Our crc support group members ask about you still every month ! Please know we continue to pray for you and particularly your family . Ill see you on "the other side". Until then, hope you rest. Fondlly, Paula Thomas
Keith Kirton
Keith Kirton
Just a note of gratitude for Keith and his journal here, and condolences to family and loved ones.  In searching online shortly after my diagnosis with colon cancer (stage 3b) 3-1/2 years ago now, I came across Keith's journal here.  In reading about his previous few years' experience at that time, with his candor and humor...well, nothing else I read did more to lift my own spirits and help me through the anxiety and fear.  I will never look at powdered sugar the same!  My one biggest regret is that I was not able to adjust my schedule when Keith and Lori were recently in San Francisco so that I could have met them in person.  And yet, I know that I will get a chance to met Keith on the other side of this veil in eternity.  For now, friends and family (and lurkers like me) will miss him dearly.  Prayers of comfort for Lori, Amber, and Andrew.
Shana Stadler
Shana Morell Stadler
The world has lost a good man and heaven has gained a courageous soldier.  Keith looked at life in such a wonderful fashion and was always so positive, with a great sense of humor, and so many life lessons for us all.  He fought the good fight!  i have never known someone so selfless and kind.  Lori and his children have made him proud and will continue to do so.  My love and prayers to all the family and close friends in the days ahead.
Love in Christ,
Shana, Shalen and LenPaul Stadler
Addison, Tx and Greensboro, NC
Shana Stadler
Shana Morell Stadler
My daughter, Shalen wanted to reach out to your kids.  Her email is shalen81@hotmail.com and would love to do anything for them.  She is not married and has a lil teddy bear Yorkie for her child. smile

I will call to get a meal to Lori and the kids.  Thanks for the update.  God has all of eternity to make it up to you and your family.  The journey, the heartache and all the trials associated with cancer.  I learned so many go on this journey.  
Lori Payne
Lori Paybe
Keith, there are just no words to express how sorry I am that you and your family have had to endured this journey. I hope when my time comes, I will go through it with the same grace, dignity, humor, courage, faith, and strength that you have been such an perfect example of. You and your family have many people, some you know well and some you don't, holding you all in their thoughts and prayers. With a very heavy heart and tears filled eyes, I say God bless and God speed. Love you.
Paula Thomas
Paula Thomas
Oh Keith - I am so sorry to read your post. We all know we will eventually be writing something similar, but it is never easy. It has been a joy knowing you even from a distance. Your tenacity, positive attitude, and determination to keep going have been a national inspiration in the fight against this terrible disease. Our crc support group members ask about you still every month ! Please know we continue to pray for you and particularly your family . Ill see you on "the other side". Until then, hope you rest. Fondlly, Paula Thomas
Jen Crichton
Jen Crichton
My sincere condolences for your loss. Like many others, I didn't know Keith personally -- but my mom, who bravely fought Stage IV colon cancer for 31 months, found him to be such an inspiration that I couldn't help but continue following his journey. I can tell he was a wonderful man who filled the world with much light. I hope that light continues to reach you in your days of sadness.
Margrit Kothe
Margrit Kothe
Keith, its taken me the last day and half to be able to send this message.  I've spent the last 6 1/2 years reading your journal and contantly been inspired by your true strength, positivity and humor as you dealt with something so harsh as this cancer.  I've admired how much you lived life to the fullest during all of this.  Because of you, I've learned to look at life with more zest and not contemplate the negatives.  I'm going to go out and experience as much as I can and enjoy every moment with my family.  Just know YOU were the one that made that difference for me.
My prayers go out to you and your family as you slowly come to completing your journey here and will think that there is another journey awaiting you.  I pray your family stays strong and continues to make you proud when you look upon them from heaven. 
Thank you Keith for all the things you didn't know you did! God bless
Angela Arena
Angela Arena
I was very sad to read this journal entry. My prayers and thoughts will continue to be with you, Lori, Amber and Andrew. Thank you for sharing your life with us over the past few years. I have laughed and cried many times. I got a colonoscopy about 5 years ago because of your urging in this journal. Then when new family history cropped up my doctor had me in for another one earlier this year. Because of you, I have peace of mind, at least regarding this issue. Thank you for that and for all that you have shared. Much love to you and your family. I know you are precious to our Lord.
Kathryn Lancaster
Kathryn
Keith, you are indeed about to embark on an adventure.  When I read that, my heart leapt with joy for you.  I am so happy for you and your family for this last 6 1/2 years of relative wellness and your ability to have enjoyed all the things you have been able to do with them.  You have been blessed and you have been a blessing to many through this journey.  I pray for peace and comfort for you and your family.  God bless you.
Love,
Kathryn
Keith Kirton
Keith Kirton
Just a note of gratitude for Keith and his journal here, and condolences to family and loved ones.  In searching online shortly after my diagnosis with colon cancer (stage 3b) 3-1/2 years ago now, I came across Keith's journal here.  In reading about his previous few years' experience at that time, with his candor and humor...well, nothing else I read did more to lift my own spirits and help me through the anxiety and fear.  I will never look at powdered sugar the same!  My one biggest regret is that I was not able to adjust my schedule when Keith and Lori were recently in San Francisco so that I could have met them in person.  And yet, I know that I will get a chance to met Keith on the other side of this veil in eternity.  For now, friends and family (and lurkers like me) will miss him dearly.  Prayers of comfort for Lori, Amber, and Andrew.
Shana Stadler
Shana Morell Stadler
My daughter, Shalen wanted to reach out to your kids.  Her email is shalen81@hotmail.com and would love to do anything for them.  She is not married and has a lil teddy bear Yorkie for her child. smile

I will call to get a meal to Lori and the kids.  Thanks for the update.  God has all of eternity to make it up to you and your family.  The journey, the heartache and all the trials associated with cancer.  I learned so many go on this journey.  
Angela Arena
Angela Arena
I was very sad to read this journal entry. My prayers and thoughts will continue to be with you, Lori, Amber and Andrew. Thank you for sharing your life with us over the past few years. I have laughed and cried many times. I got a colonoscopy about 5 years ago because of your urging in this journal. Then when new family history cropped up my doctor had me in for another one earlier this year. Because of you, I have peace of mind, at least regarding this issue. Thank you for that and for all that you have shared. Much love to you and your family. I know you are precious to our Lord.
Paula Thomas
Paula Thomas
Oh Keith - I am so sorry to read your post. We all know we will eventually be writing something similar, but it is never easy. It has been a joy knowing you even from a distance. Your tenacity, positive attitude, and determination to keep going have been a national inspiration in the fight against this terrible disease. Our crc support group members ask about you still every month ! Please know we continue to pray for you and particularly your family . Ill see you on "the other side". Until then, hope you rest. Fondlly, Paula Thomas
Jen Crichton
Jen Crichton
My sincere condolences for your loss. Like many others, I didn't know Keith personally -- but my mom, who bravely fought Stage IV colon cancer for 31 months, found him to be such an inspiration that I couldn't help but continue following his journey. I can tell he was a wonderful man who filled the world with much light. I hope that light continues to reach you in your days of sadness.
Margrit Kothe
Margrit Kothe
Keith, its taken me the last day and half to be able to send this message.  I've spent the last 6 1/2 years reading your journal and contantly been inspired by your true strength, positivity and humor as you dealt with something so harsh as this cancer.  I've admired how much you lived life to the fullest during all of this.  Because of you, I've learned to look at life with more zest and not contemplate the negatives.  I'm going to go out and experience as much as I can and enjoy every moment with my family.  Just know YOU were the one that made that difference for me.
My prayers go out to you and your family as you slowly come to completing your journey here and will think that there is another journey awaiting you.  I pray your family stays strong and continues to make you proud when you look upon them from heaven. 
Thank you Keith for all the things you didn't know you did! God bless
Shana Stadler
Shana Morell Stadler
The world has lost a good man and heaven has gained a courageous soldier.  Keith looked at life in such a wonderful fashion and was always so positive, with a great sense of humor, and so many life lessons for us all.  He fought the good fight!  i have never known someone so selfless and kind.  Lori and his children have made him proud and will continue to do so.  My love and prayers to all the family and close friends in the days ahead.
Love in Christ,
Shana, Shalen and LenPaul Stadler
Addison, Tx and Greensboro, NC
Lori Payne
Lori Paybe
Keith, there are just no words to express how sorry I am that you and your family have had to endured this journey. I hope when my time comes, I will go through it with the same grace, dignity, humor, courage, faith, and strength that you have been such an perfect example of. You and your family have many people, some you know well and some you don't, holding you all in their thoughts and prayers. With a very heavy heart and tears filled eyes, I say God bless and God speed. Love you.
Kathryn Lancaster
Kathryn
Keith, you are indeed about to embark on an adventure.  When I read that, my heart leapt with joy for you.  I am so happy for you and your family for this last 6 1/2 years of relative wellness and your ability to have enjoyed all the things you have been able to do with them.  You have been blessed and you have been a blessing to many through this journey.  I pray for peace and comfort for you and your family.  God bless you.
Love,
Kathryn