So thought ild share a story. - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-02-2013, 10:26 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 221
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
So thought ild share a story.

about how i got my truck. ill start off by saying im 18 and no im not a spoiled kid whose parents buy them an expensive truck. i did however inherit the truck from my dad. My dad was a firefighter for Ventura city for about 30 years of his 32+ years of service. When i was 13 he went to the doctors office after having some lower abdominal pain and a lot of prodding by my mom. that day they determined he had colon cancer most likely caused by exposure to toxins on the job. within a few weeks they performed a surgery to remove a tumor the size of a softball. he then underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatment. later on down the road when we thought all was well they tested again and the cancer was back. they did surgery twice more to remove the colon cancer and when it spread to his sacrum (a bone in the lower back) they removed most of the sacrum and a few of the vertebrae in his lower back. he continued with many expiremental procedures and intense chemotherapy until late last year the doctors said the cant do any more surgery and they can't do anymore chemo. his body has had as much as it can take. late in january of this year he developed a blockage in his intestine and the cancer had metastasized to his liver and was not allowed to have solid foods. he entered hospice care the day my mother flew me home from Wyoming on the 10th. he always kept his sense of humor and one day he called me into the room he was in and asked me if i liked his truck. i said yes. then he said "do you want it?" i replied yes and then he said "you can have it. be sure to put diesel in it". he was joking the whole time i was home wether it was telling his older brother "pop the champagne and kiss my A$$ goodbye" or playing jokes on the nurses until he slipped into a coma for three days. he passed on the 16th of february just as the sun set after a long 5 year battle. it makes me proud that he trusted me with one of his most prized possessions and i intend to do with it what hes always wanted to and to make this thing last.
to any of you who sat through all of that reading theres a little more if you choose.this is the links to the press release and the obituary if you want to know a little more.
The Passing of Retired Fire Captain John Duff | City Of Ventura
John Duff Obituary: View Obituary for John Duff by Charles Carroll Funeral Home, Ventura, CA
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 03-02-2013, 10:42 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 45
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I am sorry for your loss. I work as a firefighter paramedic. Your father sounds like a great man. Have fun with the truck and enjoy it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 03-03-2013, 12:45 AM
Winning DUHHH


 

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Sunrise Beach, MO
Posts: 2,363
Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
So thought ild share a story.

Rip brother

Sbfd 1288


Sent from AutoGuide.com App
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 03-03-2013, 12:55 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Asheville/Fairview, NC
Posts: 4,778
Thanks: 10
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Re: So thought ild share a story.

Rest in Peace brother


RVFD 936

Sent from AutoGuide.com App
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 03-03-2013, 01:07 AM
You're killing me Smalls
 

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: St. Charles, MO
Posts: 1,031
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Sorry to hear about your Dad... My Dad passed away back in '09 and it still sucks to this day... I'm not going to give you all of the old cliches and b.s. about loved ones passing, but it sucks and you will get through it in your own way and in your own time. Wait, could that be considered cliche??? Anyway, it's good to hear you have your Pop's truck. Enjoy it while you can, since you only have one chance to.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 03-03-2013, 05:36 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: clemmons,NC
Posts: 127
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Sorry to hear about your dad too, Sounds like a great guy! Hope you enjoy and cheris that truck
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 03-03-2013, 05:50 AM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: St.Louis Mo
Posts: 1,580
Thanks: 1
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
thats sorry to hear man that all sounds terrible. glad you got the truck and i hope you enjoy it. if you got any questions about anything or need any help with the truck just ask us.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 03-03-2013, 05:57 AM
Premium Member

 

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 939
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Very touching story man. Just went through the same thing with my dad this last fall. I grew up in the country and my dad was one of my best friends growing up. It was really hard seeing him dieing the way he did and I'm sure you can relate. Forever gone but never forgotten.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 03-03-2013, 07:59 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: New Martinsville, West Virginia
Posts: 2,566
Thanks: 0
Thanked 18 Times in 16 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Re: So thought ild share a story.

Sorry to hear about yer dad... nearly lost my own to liver cancer 2 yrs ago. Make yer ol man proud... take good care of his truck. My condolances to you and your family.

Sent from my SCH-I200 using AutoGuide.Com Free App
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 03-04-2013, 01:21 AM
Member
 

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Western Australia
Posts: 77
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Tough

Tough to lose your dad at any age - my condolences young man.

You have the ruck as a reminder of your dad and his legacy to you.

Try and keep it up maintenance wise, and drive it with due respect to your father as a reminder of his time on this earth with you.

18 is a hell of a time to have to suddenly grow up - BUT - you can fight and die for your country at 18 (even if you can't legally drink alcohol, that sucks - its 18 here).

18 - 25 ish is sort of the time to be young care free and at times a little irresponsible - to travel and get those sorts of things out of your system before you settle down to raise a family.

In your case you have to start a little earlier than some others is all.

Dedicate yourself to only making decisions and taking actions that your dad would have approved of.

That way you likely won't go far wrong and would have made him proud.

Also don't be too tough on yourself...aim to have your crap fully together by time your say 23...if you can.

Non of us knows when our numbers up.

Life is a sexually transmitted disease, birth is a death sentence, non of us gets out of this alive, and you can't take anything with you.

Live each day like it might be your last, and do to others as you'd be done bye.

You can do fine and your dads given you a jump start - so make the most of every opportunity.

Avoid bad company.

Be good to your mother.

Best of luck to you and may God bless you in all your endeavors.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:35 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors