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#62768
Re:Best wishes, Stefan! 6 Months ago  
Sincere condolences to you and your family.

Be well.
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#62772
Re:Best wishes, Stefan! 6 Months ago  
It's hard to find the right words of sympathy for a person's grief. I imagine there aren't any right words, just right intentions, so I'll say what's on my mind. I have tremendous admiration for your ability to carry on under the circumstances.

You demonstrate selfless dedication in serving the wants of others, even when your own needs are not met. That is something I've never endured -- and I say that as a cancer survivor. I cringe when people say I was "courageous" for surviving. It was self-preservation and luck -- nothing more. But it's the family members who are courageous. I don't believe there is anything harder than feeling powerless when you watch a loved one suffer. It's thought that one has to be brave as the end nears, but it takes more courage for the family to endure that passing.

You are in our thoughts, Stefan, not for pity, but because you are courageous.
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Re:Best wishes, Stefan! 6 Months ago  
Stefan... We are so sorry for your loss.
Our Prayers are with you.
Please take what ever time you need... we are all here for you in any way we can help.
In Consolation of the Grief you must bare think of the beauty you Mother has instilled in you and your family, Take pleasure in that she must now be with your Father smiling down upon you and those she loved in life... Proud of of You, your Passions and Ventures.

With Greatest Admiration'
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#62775
Re:Best wishes, Stefan! 6 Months ago  
My condolences and prayers to you and your family at this time with the passing of your mother.
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#62776
Re:Best wishes, Stefan! 6 Months ago  
Stefan, condolences to you and your family.
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#62777
Re:Best wishes, Stefan! 6 Months ago  
My sincere condolences.
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#62778
Re:Best wishes, Stefan! 6 Months ago  
Thank you so much everybody…..your words give me strength…it is a treasure to receive so many kind and wishful thoughts from others who share in your passion…I feel blessed….

My mother passed away quietly and without pain with my cousins by her side, although I was not present, I was able to arrive very quickly and share in the grief…..she joins my father who passed a few years ago as well at the ripe age of 93….my mother was 88:)

My mother was a strong and wonderful woman who came to this country in her 40's and decided to stay:) Here she met her "prince" from Prague and together they reached out across an ocean and great divides of cultures to adopt me from Korea…together we found a beautiful life here in NYC and lived our dreams…they were both very active in philanthropy, giving to charities and helping with various causes…she was a volunteer at the Museum of Modern Art for many years after she retired as well…
My father was chairman of the Czechoslovakian refugee fund and devoted his last years free of charge to resurrecting the grand Bohemian Hall on 73rd street which is now used as a cultural center for many wonderful things…

My parents were cast from a mold of the ancient world, from Europe, and from families of great honor and education…my mother attained a degree in Law from Italy (rare for a woman) and my father was professor emeritus in Architecture at Columbia University for over 60 years, as well as having been chairman of the NYC Landmarks commission….

They took me traveling around Europe to see the great ancient places of Greece and Rome, and Spain, and Prague and my young mind was forever influenced by many awesome sites and histories….they loved the fact that I took to painting and sculpture and were overjoyed to put me through Art school….

It is because of their Love and generosity that Dwarven Forge thrives today…in the early years of Dwarven Forge I lived at home and at times they loaned us money to keep us afloat…to keep my dream alive, because they believed in what I was doing even If they did not wholly understand it….indeed it was not till recently that my mother finally understood that what I was doing was more than just a past time, but was something from the heart that was shared with many others and that it was bringing great joy to many creative people and families all over the world…she paged through our shipping list from the first kickstarter and the look in her eyes was something I will never forget….she understood now what the sacrifices were about…why I had not gone down the path of other gallery artists, or the path of teaching like my father…I was still sharing what she called "my gift" with others, and bringing joy to the world in my own "different" way….
Although my path is more humble than the paths they walked, they were both proud and satisfied that I had carved my own way and decided to do something that was rewarding to others, that would enrich lives….
So, thank you so much for all your heartfelt words, I feel like I am the luckiest gamer alive, doing the most wonderful thing, and they both left this world very proud and happy with the child they had raised….
Sincere thanks to you all, my piers:)

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#62779
Re:Best wishes, Stefan! 6 Months ago  
So sorry to hear of your loss.
We lost my sister last year and it's still tough at times.
Surround yourself with family and friends and take all the time you need.
Our deepest condolences to you and yours.

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Re:Best wishes, Stefan! 6 Months ago  
Stefan, I truly feel for you and I pray for strength in the face of your grief and joy in the embrace of your memories. Thank you for sharing your family's story with us and for allowing us to give you what little we can during this difficult time for you.
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#62781
Re:Best wishes, Stefan! 6 Months ago  
My Family send their prayers of support for you and your family in this time of loss. :-(
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#62784
Re:Best wishes, Stefan! 6 Months ago  
Stefan, I'm so glad that your mom got to see the results of KS1 and how much you have enriched the gaming lives of thousands upon thousands of people across the globe doing the thing you love to do and that you were able to do with their love and support. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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#62786
Re:Best wishes, Stefan! 6 Months ago  
That was beautiful Stefan. Thank you for sharing. I lost my mom when I was 25 and you sharing your family story brought tears to my eyes. I wish you and your family the best as you go through this.
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