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Old 10-02-2017, 04:27 AM
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News from Jerry Keefer

Forum members may have noted one of our respected smiths has been posting less frequently. Jerry Keefer posted this in response to a thread over at 1911pro.

"Hello everyone... Thanks for thinking of me... presently, I am unable to work.. I never made it super public, but 15 months ago I went down with a collapsed lung.. Turned out to be lung cancer. Treatments went well until this past June.. I have had some major set backs since then. Spent considerable time in the hospital this week. Testing,, procedures, and biopsies, etc. Fatigue and pain is substantial...Takes considerable time to recover from the slightest exertion..
I will get the results of much of last weeks testing on Monday.. and begin a new chemo "cocktail" regime..
Never smoked a cigarette in my life..
Thanks again for thinking and praying for me."

I asked him if I could copy the news here in respect for his privcy but he said I was free to share it.
I know there are many members here that have learned from and appreciated his generous help and advice. I know I have! My prayers are with him and his family.
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Old 10-02-2017, 05:42 AM
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Our best wishes for Jerry.
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Old 10-02-2017, 06:53 AM
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Best wishes for a full recovery to a man I admire for his wonderful expertise and his willingness to share.

Modern medicine can work miracles!

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Old 10-02-2017, 08:50 AM
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Cancer is the evidence that evil exists. Best wishes and fight hard.

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Old 10-02-2017, 09:19 AM
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Best wishes Jerry, Praying you beat this.
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:41 AM
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Cancer Sucks. It has impacted my life greatly in the last year with a diagnosis for my wife.

Prayers for you and your family while you deal with this Jerryy
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Old 10-02-2017, 10:40 AM
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Best wished to Jerry and to his family. I know how hard this can be to the family.
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Old 10-02-2017, 12:50 PM
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Hope Mr. Keefer can fight hard and beat this. In my short time here, Jerry has been a voice of reason and subject matter expert.
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Old 10-02-2017, 05:31 PM
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Jerry's generosity with his time and knowledge have been a real benefit to so many people.
Good wishes sent.
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Old 10-02-2017, 07:23 PM
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I hope to continue learning from Mr. Keefer for a long time. Beat this thing, Sir.
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Old 10-02-2017, 07:28 PM
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Always gained knowledge from Jerry's posts. Keep up the faith Jerry, you can kick this. My best to you.
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Old 10-02-2017, 08:07 PM
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I will always be grateful for Jerry's guidance in becoming a better pistolsmith. He unselfishly shares his time and knowledge. I hope to be able to return the favor someday. Godspeed my friend...
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Old 10-02-2017, 08:47 PM
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Prayers for Mr. Keefer's recovery. His willingness to share his knowledge speaks to his character.


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Old 10-02-2017, 08:52 PM
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Jerry,
Prayers up for you and your family! Hope the new meds have the desired effect and you're able to get back to doing what you love!
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Old 10-03-2017, 10:13 AM
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Jerry, so sorry to hear this. Hang in there, you have a lot of people in your corner backing you.
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Old 10-03-2017, 11:15 AM
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Jerry,
Be strong. Stay in the fight!
Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
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Old 10-03-2017, 11:54 AM
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Jerry,
Be strong. Stay in the fight!
Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Thank you, Chuck...
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Old 10-03-2017, 12:00 PM
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May the prayers for your speedy and complete recovery be heard above!
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Old 10-03-2017, 12:48 PM
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Thoughts and prayers inbound.
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Old 10-03-2017, 02:17 PM
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Stay strong and have a speedy recovery!
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Old 10-03-2017, 03:02 PM
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Mr. Keefer, Trust God and stay strong! Veteran, cop, gunsmith - they do not make them any tougher than that!
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Old 10-03-2017, 03:04 PM
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Stay strong Mr. Keefer!

I'm fighting Stage IV cancer myself. I find that most often it is not the cancer I'm fighting, but my own self-doubt. Everyone's experience and outcome will be different but one thing is for certain, a positive mindset will go a long way in keeping the cancer at bay. I'll be here fighting right alongside of you Mr. Keefer! Stay strong!
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Old 10-03-2017, 03:13 PM
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I'm fighting Stage IV cancer myself.
You’re too darn young to ever have to make such a post. I hope you fight like hell to win the battle.
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Old 10-03-2017, 03:20 PM
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Jerry, hang in there - I wish the very best for you.

Sincerely,

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Old 10-03-2017, 03:22 PM
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You’re too darn young to ever have to make such a post. I hope you fight like hell to win the battle.
I've met kids barely 10 years old suffering from cancer... There are no cuss words that can convey the foulness and evil of this disease, but hopefully one day my case will just be another file used in the eradication of this disease from the face of this Earth. Fight on!
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