Sunday, October 23, 2011


Unfortunately my friend Jan lost his battle with cancer. I told you about him earlier this year, remember?
He fought like a lion, getting huge doses of chemo. About a months ago he also started getting problems with his heart and lungs. He had a heart-attack while the doctors where performing a catheterization. From then everything started going downhill. Jan died on October 16, he was cremated yesterday. I am very happy that I was able to visit him and his partner several times before Jan's death. 

I met Jan about 9 years ago. Back then I collected Barbies fervently and I visited a couple of Barbie shows a year. I hated having to travel though. Then I heard that a man was organizing a Barbie show nearby. I sent him an e-mail to tell him how happy that made me  and he invited me over to his home. That is how I met Jan and his partner. We have been friends ever since. 

I will miss you, Jan.


1 comment:

  1. Marianne, I am so sorry for the loss of your friend, it sounds like he fought like a lion. All my love and thoughts are with you x