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I echo George's sentiments about our good friend Terry. I read every update to the Survivor Stories, and the accolades for the work that Terry did continue to flow in. I, too, miss chatting with Terry by e-mail and Skype.
The YANA website now has 1439 Survivor Stories, with 837 stories that have been updated within the last 15 months.
Since the YANA website re-design in March of 2012, we have received over 3,300 Survivor Story updates from our members, with minimal manual intervention from me (other than correcting obvious typographic or spelling errors). I am pleased that the re-design concepts have proven themselves to be stable and reliable over these past three years, and I greatly appreciate the input and feedback from the team of men who volunteered in late 2011 when Terry asked for help.
I forwarded George's note to Anthea Herbert, so that it might give her some comfort on this first anniversary of Terry's passing.
Many thanks to everyone for the kind words. I am honored to continue Terry's great work and keep the YANA site running for many years to come.
Thank you very much Mark and also thank you to George and all my beloved Ter's pals al over the world.....His passing is indeed a great loss to SO many people but especially to our son Matt and me who miss his strong and humour filled presence every day of our lives.......He was always such a pleasure to spend time with as he was interested in SO many things and never lost his wonderful sense of humour even into his last days........I feel immensely privileged to have spent almost 50 years with him as we had been married just on 47 years when he passed away.
We thank you all for your kind thoughts at this sad time and wish all who are dealing with any sort of serious illness that they have the best of care and love for as long as they live.
With fond regards to you all, Anthea, Matt and family.
George, thanks for those lovely words. For my seven years on active surveillance, the YANA website was of real comfort and Terry's kind words were always an inspiration. He was a true mentor. In fact it was Terry's belief in AS that led me down that path in the first place, and for that I will always be grateful.
6th August, 2014, will be a date always etched in my memory, as it was also the date I had my prostate removed. Terry's passing was the sad news I leaned just after waking from my surgery. So from now to forever, the 6th August will always be the anniversary of my surgery and the anniversary of the passing of Terry, a man I loved and adored as much as it is possible to love someone I hadn't met.
And I will always regret never taking that short one hour plane ride down to Melbourne to meet him, and thank him personally for the enormous contribution he made to the support of prostate cancer sufferers around the world.