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Old April 19th, 2017, 11:33   #1
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Default Memorial Gathering for Oilhammer's son, St. Louis MO 04/22/17

I regret to announce the sad news of the passing of renowned TDI Club member Oilhammer's youngest son Nicholas from complications of his condition. He was only 12.

There will be an informal memorial gathering this Saturday April 22nd in St. Louis, MO, (Affton MO more specifically) at the Affton Elk Lodge from 4 to 9 pm for anyone wishing to make an appearance of support for our friend and his family during this difficult time.

From less than a month ago....

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Finally got the lift installed, here is my boys going for their first ride together in the new family van:



That is my younger son's nurse in the picture.



The little one seems less than enthused, LOL.

Lift weighs 404 pounds. It is a commercial level Braun Ability unit. Same one they install in OATS and other mobility access minibuses. Very well built unit, far better than the Ricon unit in my Eurovan or the kids' school bus.

The lift was paid for by Variety Club and Kids Assistive Technology, and installed by Southern Bus & Mobility.

It works great, and it is SO NICE being able to take the whole family, nurse, and all our accoutrements along in one happy package that is both frugal and pleasant to drive!
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I was only asked to make this announcement, but here I will take it upon myself to suggest again any TDI club members who would like to contribute financially to a truly upstanding and helpful member of this community as they have before, please do so. From what little I understand the health and subsequently financial hardships they soldier on through are simply overwhelming for anyone. I'll be making my inconsequential cash contribution Saturday in person...

The only other thing I have to lure you is I will be bringing my 1/3 million* mile TDI taxi you can see in person.

Thank you all kind TDI Club Members and Fans

Oilhammer's customer and friend,

Dozenspeed


R.I.P. Nicholas 04/16/2017






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Old April 19th, 2017, 11:36   #2
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Mere words cannot adequately express my condolences; so sad to hear about this. All our thoughts and prayers are with Brian and his family.
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This is so sad. Brian has been an inspiration by how he's maintained focus and good cheer despite his family's difficulties. Our heartfelt condolences to him and his family.
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Old April 19th, 2017, 19:14   #4
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I don't know what to say. My condolences to Oilhammer and his family.
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Old April 19th, 2017, 19:33   #5
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I don't know what to say either. So sorry.
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Very sad. Losing a child has got to be devastating. I have five grown kids and cannot imagine it. It would leave a hole in your heart that would never truly heal. Deepest condolences.
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The Love of the TDI community is with you, Brian.
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Old April 19th, 2017, 22:05   #8
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This is indeed very sad to hear. My deepest condolences.
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Old April 20th, 2017, 02:27   #9
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My condolences , so sorry for such a loss.
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Old April 20th, 2017, 07:03   #10
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Loosing a child is such a tragedy. I am truly sorry ....
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Sorry to hear this. My deepest condolences to Oilhammer and his family.
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Old April 20th, 2017, 10:35   #12
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No words can suffice at a time like this, but my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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As my wife and I are finally expecting our first child after 9 years of trying, I cannot begin to understand how it feels to loose a child after years of having their company. My deepest, heart felt condolences to Brian.

I don't know your particular views on life, but I would suggest celebrate the good times with friends and family, and don't dwell on the down times.

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My condolences , so sorry for such a loss.
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I woud like to go, looking into it.

Thank you for posting this.

Brian, please accept my families deepest condolences. There are no words.
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