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Date Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 01:19:40pm
In reply to: No one ever dies after a cowardly battle with it 's message, ""He died after a brave battle with cancer"" on Wednesday, March 29, 01:17:22pm

On Jan. 26, just four days after visiting the doctor for what he thought was severe indigestion or maybe an ulcer, Russ Kunkel got the dreaded news: A malignant, fist-sized tumor had metastasized between his stomach and liver. It was cancer.

Russ Kunkel with wife Judith and son Jake.


Right then and there, faced with the prospect of a life-threatening disease, the 34-year-old Florissant, MO, husband and father of three drew a deep breath and made a firm resolution to himself: I am not going to fight this. I am a dead man.
On Feb. 20, less than a month after he was first diagnosed, Kunkel died following a brief, cowardly battle with stomach cancer.

"Most people, when they find out they've got something terrible like this, dig deep down inside and tap into some tremendous well of courage and strength they never knew they had," said Judith Kunkel, Russ' wife of 11 years. "Not Russ. The moment he found out he had cancer, he curled up into a fetal ball and sobbed uncontrollably for three straight weeks."
Said Judith: "I can still remember Russ' last words: 'Oh, God—I'm going to die! Why, God, why? Why me? Why not someone else?'"

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Cute faux obit. But in seriousness, in many cases it takes courage to decide NOT to be burden to your family after a terminal illness diagnosis! (NT)Why drain your family of its financial AND emotional reserves, and prolong the inevitable??Wednesday, March 29, 01:52:23pm


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