I just returned from Mt. Kili to a bunch of e-mail…
My friend Casey Wahi died on December 30th. She was my age and suffered from MS the last few years of her life. I am gutted to hear this and wanna extend a big hug to Vineet and family.
Memories of Casey
She was always super supportive of me/Bootboyz in our endeavors. Even when we were paper boyz and towel boyz she’d be friendly and encouraging.
I’ll always remember her for the one night that Vineet, Casey and a few friends were hanging out at High Street Brewery in Eugene talking about marriage, relationships and the such.
We listened to how Vineet and Casey met. The conversation turned to my dating life and both Casey and Vineet asked me, "What am I looking for?" They both a had a strict list of requirements that each filled for each other and were happier for it.
I did not have an answer. Casey suggested that I should if I want a partner. How else are you gonna know who is right if you don’t know what you want? JenLeo and I discussed it many times over the years and Casey always brought it up in a supportive way. I did come up with a list and finally shared bits of it with her last time I saw her in the hospital a few months ago. It was nice to know that she cared.
Anyway…Casey was a super kind and kewl woman and I will miss her. Read Vineet’s e-mail below if you did not receive it.
My beautiful sweet wife died this morning at 4:45am. We’ve
been through an excruciating experience and the grief is overwhelming. We
haven’t made plans for a service but will let everyone know when we
have. Please DO NOT send flowers. Instead, for those who wish, I am
requesting that any contributions be made in her memory to the National
Multiple Sclerosis Society-Oregon Chapter (MS Walk or general contribution)
You may also choose to contribute to People for Progress in
India http://www.ppi-usa.org/ in her
The above links will take you to the appropriate website.
Thank you to everyone who has been so supportive, kind, and
generous with their thoughts. The burden while she was suffering was great for
her and for our family. Everyone’s support helped shoulder a piece of