2 months ago today, my brother succumbed to cancer.
My sister passed away on April 13th 2015, she was followed on September 15th 2016 by my mother, and then by Cliff on Feb 6th 2017.
It has been a very difficult 2 years.
Cliff and I had been attending Palomar College’s Welding technology vocational degree program together when he was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer.
It was his dream to go college and finally earn a degree, and after a year of arguing he finally convinced me to go back to college and help him navigate his way through the process.
Cliff had finished all of his Welding course work and had about 20 units of general education remaining before he would have completed his associates degree in Welding Technology.
I have 6 units left of my welding course work, my general education requirements were completed way back in the mid 80’s.
I’m not sure I have the heart to finish those last two classes. It was his dream, not mine.
I would like to thank from the bottom of my heart everyone who contributed to his memorial fund. Cliff would have been 55 on the 27th of April 2017.