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McLean, Eric James

Eric James McLean, "The Bucket List Guy," age 28, passed away August 23, 2012, at his parents home in Two Rivers.

Eric was born in Orlando, Fl on July 17, 1984 to Mary and Brian McLean. Eric attended schools in Gahanna, OH and Two Rivers, WI, graduating as Class President from Two Rivers Washington High School in 2002. During his high school years he played Soccer. Following high school, Eric graduated from UW Whitewater in Management Computer Systems. While at Whitewater Eric played Rugby. Following graduation from Whitewater he began employment with The Harley-Davidson Company. Eric loved his dogs, his Dodge Charger, Harley Night Rod Special and his mom's garden. He was known as "Batman." In July 2011, Eric married Cari Jaeger and moved to Port Washington, WI. Eric and Cari greatly enjoyed their neighbors and the support they received. Eric was very proud to work for Harley-Davidson and enjoyed his coworkers. He liked to travel, going to Milwaukee Brewers games, and riding his Harley.

Eric passed away after a 9 year battle with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). He was first diagnosed following his freshman year at college in 2003. In the following years, Eric received three stem cell transplants, radiation, and numerous regimens of chemotherapy. Despite the terrific toll taken by the disease, Eric remained focused on living life. His greatest desire was to do the normal things in life like mowing the yard or taking care of his house.

After a relapse in 2009, Eric put together a bucket list of things that he wanted to accomplish. The activities were fun times spent with family and friends that drew him closer to those he loved as his disease became more difficult to defeat. He was very grateful for all of the people who contributed so that he could complete so many items on the list. Eric shared his fight with cancer openly to help raise cancer awareness and so that others might share in his journey.

A large part of Eric's fight resulted in the formation of the Leukemia Ironman Fundraiser for Eric (LIFE). LIFE became a non-profit organization to provide support for finding a cure for leukemia and other cancers and to help others fighting cancer. His efforts live on at www.givetolife.org.

Eric is survived by his wife, Cari of Manitowoc, WI; his parents, Mary and Brian of Two Rivers, WI; brothers, Mike (Megan) of O'Fallon, MO; Steve (Ashley) of Two Rivers, WI; a sister, Lindsey of Manitowoc, WI; and two nieces and two nephews: Ava (special goddaughter), Jaxon, Emmalyn and Owen. He is further survived by other family members and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, September 1, 2012, at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church in Two Rivers. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be Rev. Tom Reynebeau. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Manitowoc following the luncheon.

Visitation will be held on Friday. August 31, from 3:00 until 8:00 p.m. at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church in Two Rivers. Visitation will continue on Saturday, September 1, at church from 8:00 until 10:45 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that blood donations be made to your local blood center or that cash donations be made out to LIFE. Eric also encouraged all eligible people to support the bone marrow registry at www.marrow.org. Presently, stem cell transplant provides the best chance for a cure for AML.

Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family by visiting www.kleinandstangel.com.

The Klein & Stangel Funeral Home, Two Rivers, is assisting the McLean family with funeral arrangements.

The family would like to send their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Hari and the staff at Froedtert, who took such good care of Eric over the years. Thank you to Harley-Davidson for the support and kindness shown to Eric during his employment with them.


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Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter from Aug. 26 to Aug. 30, 2012.
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August 20, 2019
7 years ago, and, I remember you like it was yesterday. You were such a special, kind person with such a great deal of courage. You captured not only my heart, but, the hearts of people all over the world. You will be forever missed and forever loved. You're in a perfect place with all the other angels just like yourself. Fondly, Lee Buono
September 25, 2012
Rest in peace Eric
Amy J
September 21, 2012
I have followed a few of Eric's Youtube posts and it has affected me deeply. I just found out today that Eric had passed and tears swelled in my eyes. Eric fought hard but never stopped living life to the fullest. His courage was unmistakable and he made a mark on our lives. He's a hero and will be missed greatly.
David Wipert
September 19, 2012
I followed your valiant fight on Youtube and I'm heart broken that you are gone. You will NOT be forgotten. My first grandaughter was born 1.5 hours before you passed away.. on your big brother's birthday and my little brother's birthday. R.I.P, my friend. It's heartwarming to know you are no longer suffering.
Sue Ferrari
September 18, 2012
RIP, Eric.
May God bless you and your loved ones.
Anonymous
September 17, 2012
I followed your struggle on youtube. I am very sorry to the McLean family and friends. My prayers are with you.....
Beverly Henderson
September 17, 2012
Dear Eric you have made me cry and you have made me laugh but most of all you have made the world see best of who you are. You showed what being courageous and brave truly looks like and it will always have the looks of your face and your heart.

See you on the other side.

Alta (Lung Cancer stage IV)
Alta
September 16, 2012
Rest in peace Eric...
September 14, 2012
Sleep in peace, your life consist of no more pain or struggle...
Anthony Jones
September 13, 2012
May you be at a lovely place. I wish your family and friends strength to overcome this loss... Not on this earth, but never forgotten.

Bless, Elza Proost
The Netherlands
Europe
Elzaliene Proost
September 12, 2012
You lived in the face of death. Thank you for being so open with your story, inspiring others including myself to live while we are alive .
September 10, 2012
God Bless you and your entire family. The pain of losing a loved one is devastating. I know this. Just know he is in a better place. I truly believe that. My prayers are with you
Marianne McCabe
September 9, 2012
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God bless you, Eric. You were an inspiration.

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Amir Atallah
September 7, 2012
Eric, with Jesus all is possible. Put your trust in him. Say , Oh My Jesus you have said, truly I say to you, ask anything of the Father in My Name and he will give it to you. Jesus words are true. Ask to be cured and it will happen as long as you truly believe in His Words.
September 7, 2012
Eric, Be at peace and may God be with your wife and family...

Your Life is a testament to what Loving Life is...

Thank YOU
Larissa Licon
September 7, 2012
Your story was both heartbreaking and inspirational. You touched many with your courage and your drive. One of my favorite quotes is " A man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind." You lived your life as if everyday counted and that is what most of us forget to do. I am sure you are in Heaven now with my buddy Alex who passed away last year from cancer at the age of 28. Thank you!
Isaac Franco
September 6, 2012
Eric-I will never forget you!!stay strong cari and mclean family!!
libby cape
September 5, 2012
I searched the Internet today to see if there were any updates on Eric. I'm so sorry to hear the news. I have learned so much from Eric by watching his YouTube blogs. he truly was a gift to so many. May Gods peace be with his family.
Maureen
September 5, 2012
Cari & the McLean Family,
I too did not know of Eric, until his video. What an amazing young man. He lived his life to the fullest and has shown each of us to do the same. I was given the gift of life from someone many years ago and all to often we get caught up in everything that we forgot others in need. May your legacy live on forever. Rest in peace
Rhonda Dean
September 5, 2012
God be with you, you were an inspiration to all, You touch so many with your story.
Thelma Berger
September 4, 2012
God gives us the stongest to be our teachers...and I'm sure that He said "Job well done" when he greeted you. I didn't know you but will keep your lessons with me always.
Tina
September 3, 2012
Julie Weedman
September 2, 2012
You were an Angel on earth & you touched so many lives while you were here.
Jennifer
September 2, 2012
Rest in Peace Eric
The McCain Family
September 2, 2012
I wanted the entire McLean family to know that Eric's life has touched so many people. I am an Oncology nurse in West Palm Beach, Florida and I had the priviledge to hear about his amazing life and all the wonderful things that Eric stood for. He was an amazing young man and his life has taught me and numerous others to not take the simple things in life for granted. Thank you for sharing his life with so many and may his memory live on FOREVER!!!!
Amy Freeman
September 2, 2012
Thank you.
Juana
September 2, 2012
This past year I've been contemplating on suicide. Somehow I got wind of your video on YouTube and I gotta say....you've really opened my eyes. I am so ashamed to have ever thought of taking my own life when yours was taken from you. You fought so hard...I need to do the same. Thank you so much for everything you did. You touched my heart.
Juana
September 2, 2012
Eric has reminded me to live out my days to the fullest, and be thankful for the gift of life that God continues to grant me. He answered God's call, and helped more people, with his videos, than he could have imagined. Thank you & God Bless.
Julie Weedman
September 1, 2012
The Good Lord sent Eric McLean, an extraordinary and unforgettable young man, who touched and forever changed thousands of lives as only he could do through his…
Funny sense of humor which brought a big ol' smile to his face…and mine, too.
Creativity that always seemed to be bouncing around in his head which made me chuckle.
Caring spirit which prompted him to reach out to others and inspired me to do the same.
His intellectual insight as he shared his journey with all who were blessed to run across him. And...
His big heart of love for his family which seemed to radiate through the computer screen.
Eric's homegoing ushered him into the presence of the Lord where he is now using his creativity to bring a chuckle to all of his friends and family who where waiting on him to get there.
To you, his precious family, I send my prayers that the Gentle Shepherd will hold you in His arms of love and fill you with peace, hope and healing.
I will hold Eric's memory in my heart.
Debbi Gray
September 1, 2012
Susan
September 1, 2012
Thank You for sharing your struggle. Should I get in the same situation I will now fear it less. I've placed several cancer donations in your memory so far & will continue to do so. Thank you.
Jack Davidson
September 1, 2012
Though I did not know you well- your perserverence and courage continue to be, sincerely, of greatest insipration to me- Rest easy in your Father's arms-
Tori
September 1, 2012
May you fly high with the angels!
Kayla Escamilla
September 1, 2012
I'm so sorry. Your story brought me to tears. You did so much to share your journey with others. Thank you for sharing all you did, Eric. I wish you and your family blessings and peace. It was an honor to know you just through your videos. May you rest in peace. Namaste.
Sita Gange
September 1, 2012
wendy chase
September 1, 2012
May God and the angels and saints comfort your family and friends in these hard times of the loss of Eric. For only hearing of Eric and his life, but knowing of people who encountered his life or Cari's, you will have the fond memories of this inspiring young man! I am so sorry for your loss... RIP
Jody Linsmeier Erdman
September 1, 2012
Godspeed Mike. I thank you, your wife and family for allowing us into you personal pain and triumph. I will never forget you.
Lin Marcos
August 31, 2012
Thank you Eric for sharing your story. You have touched the hearts of my family. We will continue to pray for your soul. We will pray for the healing and peace of your loved ones you left behind. May God bless you all.
A Ramirez
August 31, 2012
My Spmpathy goes out to Eric's family i didnt know him but...from what i read and seen he was a fighter and strong willed man very sweet kind loving caring person who all he knew expecally to him wife Cari whom i never meet either Eric you will all ways been in my heart an prayers your a gaurdian angle for your wife, mom,dad,brothers!!! YOU ARE A TRUE FIGHTER RIP eric!!!
Tracy Bradley
August 31, 2012
Eric,

I found out today. I went to your youtube to check in on you and to see how you were doing, then found the link to your site where I saw the news first thing. I am so proud of you and everything that you did and accomplishe while you were fighting for your life. Thank you so much for your vidoes, for having the courage to share your journey with so many people. You are AMAZING. I know that you're soaring high in a better place. Rest in Peace. <3 To Carrie & The McLean Family - My heart & prayers are with you all.
danielle miller
August 31, 2012
I have been a follower of Eric's for years, reading his blog and keeping up with his fight against cancer. I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you all in my prayers and pray that Eric is at peace now in the presence of God.
Rachel A
August 31, 2012
We've known your kindess and courage since the day you gave my husband and I two of your "Live Strong" yellow bracelets. My husband was fighting prostrate cancer and I was rehabbing from ovarian & uterine cancer at that time. We wore them with pride and met so many other folks who we passed them on to for years. You did your remarkable best. Be at peace and rest in the palm of His hands.
Karen & Allan Flegle
August 31, 2012
We have never met, yet I feel like I have known you forever. You have touched the lives and hearts of everyone who knows your life story. You are an amazing person who will never be forgotten. RIP my friend.
Rita Zeinert
August 31, 2012
Our thoughts are with Ms Cari and all of Eric's family through this sad time
Dionne, Ari, Ava and Aidan Centner
August 31, 2012
To The McLean Family,
Please accept my heart felt condolences. I only know Eric from his blog and videos. He demonstrated that he was not going to squander a single moment of his life and he didn't. In Eric's final video, his love for his family, friends, co-workers and employer was conveyed to all of us and I could tell he loved all of you to bits. Eric is a true inspiration on how to live life even when dealt a bad hand. I know it doesn't help right now as you want Eric with you, and he should be with you but he is in a good place right now.
Elizabeth C.
August 30, 2012
My thoughts are with all of ur family. I lost my brother (23) in Iraqi..its a lost that's unimaginable..I feel Eric was a hero and his strength will live in all of you. God bless
Valerie Seal
August 30, 2012
Thank you God for sending us Eric McLean, as one of your sons, to teach us about the value of life and perseverance of living it. Sharing his life has changed many of our lives. To the McLean family, may Eric's life continue to bring you much more love and happiness. He is not gone. He lives in our thoughts and hearts.
R. Martinez
August 30, 2012
To Cari and Eric's whole family.
I too have followed Eric's fight front the first time he posted on you tube he touched my heart and soul, I found out 4 years ago I had breast cancer and have battle it ever sense. Eric show me how to live each day to the fullest and I very much thank him for that. Eric you will never be forgotten and will always be loved. God Bless you Eric and all my love and prays to Eric's family
Brad Wallace
August 30, 2012
Miss Cari, It has been a long fought battle for you standing by Eric's side. We pray that you will find comfort knowing you have a wonderful guardian angel to watch over you forever. Eric is in a beautiful place where there is no suffering, no pain, and no misery. We love you to the moon and back :)
Sarah & Ben Pickel & family
August 30, 2012
cherie
August 30, 2012
I, too, have followed Eric's very brave journey on Youtube. I lost my son (38)last December 5th from sudden cardiac death and can only offer words of love and strength to his family and friends. Why do the good die young?...is a question we are still trying to find an answer to. Perhaps they were born to earth to shine the Lord's light of love over us. My tears will continue to flow for my son and Eric. Such special young men. May your family find comfort in the Lord's promise of everlasting life in Heaven.
Yvonne Kilian
August 29, 2012
To the Mclean Family,

Eric touched my heart with his videos and his zest for life. I am so glad he shared his life for others to know they are not alone with this disease and to remind those of us that are healthy to appreciate life! My condolences to your family for your loss but I hope you can take comfort in knowing Eric touched many lives in many ways. He left his mark and that is all any of us can do. Peace.
Vicky Sullivan
August 29, 2012
Will miss you Eric, you fought till the end. RIP
Radha Chintaman
August 29, 2012
McLean Family,
I am so sorry for your Loss. I just recently learned of Eric and his long courageous battle with Cancer. I know first hand this heartache, but I can promise you it does get easier with God's help. I will be praying for strength for your family over the coming days. I hope you can feel the warmth from all of the lives Eric has touched. God's Peace be with you. Eric, Congratulations on the Promotion!
Ricki Lynn Miller
August 29, 2012
I am so saddened to hear of Eric's untimely death. I wanted to express my sincerest condolences to his wife and his family. I saw his final blog and was moved to tears. May he rest in peace as he is now pain free.
Janel Paquin
August 29, 2012
I've read all his journal entries, watched all his blogs and truly do feel that I've gotten to know Eric McLean as he struggled through his battle with AML. I pray for Eric and hope that he is happy and healthy and forever at peace with God, no pain.... just happiness. Just another girl from southern California who was lucky enough to come across Eric's story. God bless the McLeans. Rest in peace, Eric... thank you so very, very much for sharing your story.
-Annie
Annie S.
August 29, 2012
Cari and Family,
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. I came to know Eric through the news and his LIFE website. There are no words that can help during this hard time. Please know Cari that Eric was a great man with a strong heart and soul. Don't think of this as a loss, but a gain of a guardian angel for all of you. Your in my thoughts and prayers,
Brent Roberts
Brent Roberts
August 29, 2012
I am so sorry to hear of Eric's passing. I followed his you tube blogs and felt I became friends with him even though I didn't know him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Rest in peace Eric. You will be missed.
Jason
August 29, 2012
Heaven has another Angel.Eric I hope you have met our son who passed on from a rare form of childhood liver cancer at the age of 17.Our only chid. i loved getting to know you watching your videos.You are an amazing person.Now And Forever. God Bless your family and friends. our prayers are with all of you. Eric you will be greatly missed. love Cindy Wagoner (Caliifornia)
Cindy Wagoner
August 29, 2012
I'm not sure if there are any words to comfort the Mclean family but since learning of Eric's death, I can't help but think of one of the best lines from the final episode of M*A*S*H provided by Father Mulcahey. "Look on the bright side: When they tell us to serve our time in Purgatory, we can say, "No thanks, I've done mine." I believe Eric had done his time in Purgatory and went straight to heaven to be amongst the angels. So sorry for your loss, but thankfully he was around long enough to touch so many.
Jenny
August 29, 2012
It is simply amazing to see how many lives Eric touched through his video blogs. Like many others who have posted on here, I found out about Eric through a news website that had his final video posted. From there I watched all the previous videos and learned about his amazing life. I am truly sorry for all his loved ones and I pray that you find strength. I hope it touches your heart to see how many people were watching and praying for Eric and how far reaching his words were. It seems he was an extraordinary individual who fought hard and lived his life to the fullest. He has brought something special to all the lives he touched. May God and Eric be with you always and grant you peace.
April B.
August 29, 2012
Tina
August 29, 2012
I am just one of many around the world that witnessed the incredible strength of this amazing young man. His confessions were so honest and real that I feel I know him. Dear family please know that I am praying for you and for God's strength in your life. I am certain if Eric could record a "confession" from heaven it would be full of joy and happiness and words of comfort for us all.
Jeanie Williams
August 29, 2012
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
August 28, 2012
A young man who touched many lives with his courage and bravery.
August 28, 2012
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Peggy & James Schulz
August 28, 2012
I am so very sorry for your loss, I did not know Eric, but felt i did after seeing his blogs. May you have peace knowing he was with you as long as he could be and that he is now sleeping and no longer in pain. God Bless you all and Eric.
Cathy Brooks
August 28, 2012
Peace to the Mclean family,what a wonderful Son, and PEACE Eric do not be afraid.
D. Lassere
August 28, 2012
Eric, I did not know you, but I do know you were a brave man and you will be missed
Laura Knudsen
August 28, 2012
I did not know Eric but I've been following his battle with AML through his video confessions on You Tube. I was deeply saddened to hear that his brave fight had come to an end with his passing. His story and fight with cancer reminded me of my sister Cheryl's brave fight against CML. She was diagnosed on Sept. 22,1986 at 16 y/o and had a bone marrow transplant witch did put her into remission but she ended up with GVHD and that lead to horrific secondary problems (terrible infections and blindness etc,). My sister's courageous battle ended on Nov. 11, 1991 when she was 20 y/o. Please know that my heartfelt sympathy goes to all of Eric's family and friends. May God Bless this truly remarkable, strong, giving and brave young man. RIP Eric... you fought a long fight and BEAT so many odds. Because of your willingness to try experimental treatment options- others who have to fight this awful disease - WILL also beat some odds.
Tammy Burnett
August 28, 2012
To the family of Eric,
I am very sorry for your loss. I just came across Eric's story two weeks ago, and it broke my heart. All of you have been in my prayers everyday.
Eric was a wonderful and brave man. He was a great example of grace in times of extreme adversity. May the Lord be with you all during this difficult time.
Catherine Lawrence
August 28, 2012
I did not know Eric, but I watched his heartbreaking good-bye to his family and wife, and I just want you all to know how many people that video touched. I work for hospice, and I wish so many of the people I have taken care of would have done that too. It gives the family a sense of peace to know he thought so much of you to say good-bye and you will always know how he felt about you.
Shelley Lussmyer
August 28, 2012
Thank you, Eric. You caught my attention and have called me into action. As small as a contribution as it may be, I promise to give blood every year from this point forward. You are certain to be missed, but rest assured your life was rich in purpose. My prayers are with you and your beautiful family and friends.
Celeste Porter
August 28, 2012
What a beautiful man Eric was, inside and out. I didn't know him but I know all who did will miss him greatly. God bless his wife and family. What a wonderful gift you had for 28 years.
Stephanie
August 28, 2012
I am in awe of your perseverance and your strength. You are and will always be an inspiration to so many of us. You will be missed greatly, no words could ever convey the sadness that is felt in your absence. May you find peace. Thank you for your words and the legacy you have left behind. In every breeze, in the sounds of a waterfall, I will always be reminded of such an incredible young man and his zest for life. I am so sad he is no longer here.
Lorraine Raschiatore
August 28, 2012
It is with deep sadness to have to be writing this, as we as parents thinking we are not to out live our children and then something places a wrench into our plans.. We hope that in your hearts you have placed Our lord and trust he is letting Eric enjoy all the worldly things he so enjoyed until he one day will be joined once again with his loved ones. In the most amazing place with no pain and no evilness a marvelous kingdom indeed. Gods blessing to all of you as you heal your sorrows wrapped in the support and love of family and friends.
Jerry & Louise Strharsky
August 28, 2012
I did not know Eric McLean, but i came across his final confessions video on msn, which led me to the LIFE website. Eric and I are the same age, I could only think of how courageous he was fighting his cancer. He touched all of our lives through his video postings...May you Rest In Peace and happiness Eric. God Bless You and Your Family
Denise
August 28, 2012
God has received another angel!
Barbara Gunter
August 28, 2012
Like so many others, I never met Eric but heard about him, his fight and his blog. I watched his last confession after hearing of his death...what an amazing man! I am so sorry for your loss; we have definitely lost a true hero. RIP Eric...
Kelly Paul
August 28, 2012
Eric, thinking about you still inspires me and makes me want to be a better person. You will always be a winner. Thank you for showing us all how to live, and may you rest in eternal peace. Prayers for your wonderful family as well.
Stephanie Graham
August 28, 2012
I had the privilege of meeting Eric through his incredibly moving Confessions. I was captivated by his gentle spirit, his astounding bravery, his mental fortitude, and his zest for life, so much so I watched everyone of his video Confessions and read his blog posts ... in one sitting in one night.

Everyday, since his final Confession, I held my breath, checked MSN, and prayed for a miracle that he survived. Each time I was grateful to find he was still alive.

Strangely, I felt a profound sense of loss August 10 - 15. I told my family I did not know why I felt so sad, now I know, and I am still sad. I cry because I lost a new friend, I cry because you lost a son, a husband, a brother, an uncle, a dear friend. I cry because I will not see another Confession, I cry because he wanted to live, and I cry because he is now at peace, but gone forever.

To the family of this indescribably valiant, passionate young man, I pray for your peace, your strength, your health, and your will to carry on Eric's legacy.

May God continue to bless you and keep you under his wings of love.

Sincerely,
Penny Stein
August 27, 2012
Be at peace, Eric.
Eric's flesh and bones will pass away, but his spirit will live on for infinity. He will be able to venture to places that no one has ever dreamed about. His soul will still? be near all his friends and family. They must be strong in faith and KNOW that Eric is not far from them at all when he leaves this world. They MUST hear his voice with each bird they hear singing. They MUST see his face in every beautiful sunrise and sunset. They MUST feel his touch in every breeze. He is now at his Reward.
Rudy Ulloa
August 27, 2012
Rest in peace.
Betsy Jurchenko
August 27, 2012
I just found out about the passing of Eric and i can't tell you how sorry I am. I watched the video and what a brave young man. I am sure his parents and Wife are so very proud. I just wanted to write to tell the family how sorry I am for your loss and how I hope if I ever face that terrible disease, that I can be half the man Eric was.

Jim Privito
Jim Privito
August 27, 2012
I will never again, for the rest of my life, see a Harley without remembering Eric and the extreme courage he exhibited in the most dire of circumstances. Rest peacefully. You showed us how to live and die with dignity and honor.
Pat Cleeland
August 27, 2012
I did not get the pleasure of knowing you, but, your life and presence has been a blessing to many. God Bless you and your family.
August 27, 2012
Sending many good vibes to Eric's family and friends throughout this difficult time.
Deidre Bowie
August 27, 2012
I did not personally know Eric-but followed his story thru facebook/his wife's. I met her at a dance convention where her studio performed a dance in honor of Eric. What an amazing story...may the love of everyone surround all of you..your guardian angel Eric..thank you for your story, thank you for your life.. Claudia
Claudia Tarara-Chiodini
August 27, 2012
May GOD bless your family and friends at this difficult time .You were in the transplant unit with our family member during several of her transplants and I know your visiting in heaven now in peace and pain free.You both were an inspiration to so many people.
Bonnie
August 27, 2012
You were an inspiration to so many as was our family member who was in the transplant unit with you at Froedtert.The two of you are visiting in heaven as you have earned your wings.May GOD BLESS your family and friends at this difficlt time.
August 27, 2012
Dear Cari, Mr. and Mrs. McLean and Family,
May God Bless you all with Love, Joy, Peace, Hope and Faith. May the Lord Jesus wrap His loving arms around each of you and comfort you. We will pray for you.
With love and prayers,
Kelby, Diane and Sophia
Diane Papoutsis Moul
August 27, 2012
rest in peace eric
judy mann
August 27, 2012
He is no longer afraid, no longer in pain, no longer tired from his long, hard battle. God Bless those he left behind. He was a true Hero. I have signed up to "Be The Match" in honor of Eric. He touched the hearts of us all.
Jennifer Kloiber
August 27, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. We only met Eric once, at his wedding, but were impressed with his courage and devotion to Cari and his whole family. Peace be with you.
Al and Jan Schuetz
August 27, 2012
Eric's bravery will be long remembered and his efforts to help others will live on with L.I.F.E.! Keeping you all in my prayers.
Todd Gemskie
August 27, 2012
I am sad to hear about your family's loss. I remember Eric well when he was an intern at SCJ. He had a vest for life and unforgettable positive attitude. May your family find comfort in knowing he made a wonderful impression upon the people he met throughout his life. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Cindi Reynolds
August 27, 2012
You and your families have been blessed having had Eric in your hearts. A true inspiration and hero to so many including myself. May your legacy of courage live on for others Eric. May your family find peace in knowing you are now with God, watching over them forever. May Our Lord Bless and Keep you all.
Theresa Ledbetter
August 27, 2012
Started to watch your videos when my brother was diagnosed with AML in 2008. He passed away in 2010, but I was glad that you were out there beating the odds. So sad that you're not still doing it! You were amazing and brave.
Claire-Anne Brown
August 27, 2012
You and your family continue in my thoughts and prayers, Eric. You changed my life--you are my hero. May you rest in peace and love...and know you are deeply loved, truly respected and greatly missed!
"Peace-Love"
Kimberly Mykland
August 27, 2012
May you find comfort in the fact that Eric is at peace and in eternal remission from cancer and pain. In the words of our hero, "Love you all!"
Becky
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