Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Chris...fish in peace...my best friend...
Chris finally lost his battle with alcoholism on January 10, 2010. He was only 54 years old. He died surrounded by family and friends as he suffered through multiple organ failure. He died looking like an 80 year old man. I cry as I write this (which is actually on September 5th) because I loved him so much and tried so hard to help him for so many years.
His death is not meaningless. His alcoholism touched a lot of people over the years and some are sober because of it. The first time I quit drinking I did so for Chris...had I not I may have died in my 30s. In a very special way, I have Chris to thank for my life. I will honor his.