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My Wife

Posted on 12/22/2016

Firstly, I would like to thank you for letting me post this letter about my beautiful wife. Jennifer was just 41 years of age. Passing this year on the 8th day of September from bladder cancer. There wasn't anything that I wouldn't do for my Jennifer. As most people, they would take care of their significant other and comfort them. I was her only caregiver. Jen fought so hard for 7 months with this terrible infliction, yet never complained. She had spina bifida as a baby with 14 surgeries to try to correct her walking, yet never complained. She had a shunt placed in her head as a baby and walked with a limp all of her tender young life, yet never complained. She never complained till the pain was too great for her to cope with. Even then, she fought. She was strong, vibrant and funny with her crazy Irish upbringing. We have 2 young boys ages 8 (Ciaran) and 11 (Liam). They adored their Mom to the end but miss her terribly. My boys gave eulogies at their Mom's service. I sang for her. Because she knew was unable to and that her time on this planet would be gone soon, the only complaint she had was to take our boys as a family to see what my Liam calls 'the most awesmazing rock group in the world', KISS! I have taken Jen to several KISS concerts in the past but we wanted our boys to experience the thrill and excitement that KISS always brought to the table, night after night. There were 2 final wishes that she asked of me months leading up to her resting place in heaven. I was to take our boys to Ireland (which I will in June of next year) and the other was to not only see KISS again but to have my boys at a Meet N' Greet so they could see their other idols and have a picture taken with them. In 2013, Jen and our boys bought me a single Meet N' Greet ticket for KISS and I thought that this was an unbelievable experience. I just want to be able to fulfill the other wish my Jennifer wanted for our boys so they too can be overwhelmed by KISSanity. GOD bless all and thank you KISS for reading this. Michael.

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