My Pearl Jam buddy, my son, passed away

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  • nando1979nando1979 Castlerock (Northern Ireland)Posts: 46
    Heart breaking story, there are no words. I hope you get forever young. 
    If hope could grow from dirt like me, it can be done.......
  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 20,278

    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.


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  • Lemon Yellow SunLemon Yellow Sun Posts: 1,123
    Heartbreaking, hope you get your song....
  • Brisk.Brisk. Posts: 11,187
    edited July 23
    This is completely heartbreaking to read this story, I'm so sorry for your loss. I really hope you get this song, it's incredible. Bump to the max.
  • Happy JulioHappy Julio Posts: 157
    Hope you get your song. Sorry for your loss, 
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 14,376
    Holy shit.  So sorry to read a story like this.  Great for you if you can hear this song @ the show.
    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • jmug23jmug23 Posts: 634
    I can’t even begin to imagine the pain a parent feels when losing a child.  Having 3 kids myself I don’t think I could go on. I will be there that night and really hope you and your wife get it played.  I’m sure it will be extremely powerful and emotional moment. Thanks for sharing and way to be strong.  
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 29,484
    wow man sorry.  I'll be at both Fenway shows also.  Hope they play it for you!
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  • bigbiggzybigbiggzy Posts: 291
    I am so sorry...
    We have 2 boys (10 and 7) - I can’t even begin to imagine...
    (Trying not to lose it at my desk — @ work)
    Here’s to Fenway being extra special for you and yours. 
  • bosshogg18bosshogg18 Tacoma, WAPosts: 1,003
    Hopefully they play Forever Young for you.
  • Hmmm.

    I'll try and keep this story in mind the next time I'm irritated in traffic, or stuck in a line somewhere thinking things are the shits.

    I'm sorry too. I'm glad you had great times together when they were afforded to you.

    And I'm not a fan of 'please play...' threads, but I'm a fan of this one.
    "My brain's a good brain!"
  • wall232wall232 New YorkPosts: 1,141
    edited July 23
    Thank you for sharing your story. we will be there and hoping they play this and make mention of your son Matthew.

    If they play this, my wife and I will be in tears, our son Matthew passed on 12/08/2007. As you said, they will always be Forever Young. 

    Post edited by wall232 on
    NYPJ
  • wall232 said:
    Thank you for sharing your story. we will be there and hoping they play this and make mention of your son Matthew.

    If they play this, my wife and I will be in tears, our son Matthew passed on 12/08/2017. As you said, they will always be Forever Young. 

    Wow.

    I'm becoming emotional here. I'm sorry you guys had to go through what you did... and I'm sorry you have to go through what you do on a daily basis.

    I hope the concerts and all the other things you enjoy bring you some joy.
    "My brain's a good brain!"
  • ski-bumski-bum Posts: 831
    edited July 23
    I've learned not to get to emotional when thinking or discussing this, so I don't embarrass myself.
    But reading through this post, I do it with eyes full of tears. 
    So, Thank You so much. True condolences, even from total strangers, really do help. So........
    Thank you,  Thank you,  Thank you

    I knew nothing about this virus when it first hit Matt, but took a crash coarse overnight (I wasn't sleeping anyway) to learn what I could.
    The scary part is it could happen to anyone. Usually young adults, but they aren't certain how or why.
    Matt had a cold for a couple of weeks. Then he started to get unsteady on his feet, so we took him back to the hospital.
    There has been huge advances in the battles against Cancer or Heart disease, but when it comes to the brain. We were told that is the newest frontier. They seemed very frustrated in how little they could do.
     
    Post edited by ski-bum on
    9/15/98 - Great Woods................9/29/04 - Fleet Center.....................8/02/08 - Opera House (EV)............10/16/13 - DCU Center
    8/29/00 - Tweeter Center............5/24/06 - Banknorth Garden............5/17/10 - Banknorth Garden.............08/05/16 - Fenway Park
    7/11/03 - Tweeter Center............5/25/06 - Banknorth Garden............6/16/11 - Wang Theatre (EV)............08/07/16 - Fenway Park
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  • wall232wall232 New YorkPosts: 1,141
    wall232 said:
    Thank you for sharing your story. we will be there and hoping they play this and make mention of your son Matthew.

    If they play this, my wife and I will be in tears, our son Matthew passed on 12/08/2017. As you said, they will always be Forever Young. 

    Wow.

    I'm becoming emotional here. I'm sorry you guys had to go through what you did... and I'm sorry you have to go through what you do on a daily basis.

    I hope the concerts and all the other things you enjoy bring you some joy.
    Thank you. 

    I feell like a fool as I messed up the year, 2007 not 2017. 

    Not a day at goes by where I don’t fight back tears, most days I can control it, but some days they just don’t stop. 

    And I  in no way want to derail this discussion Ski-bum, wishing you and your family the best.  

    Music heals, and this band does it like no other. 

    Bump for Forever Young. 


    NYPJ
  • wall232 said:
    wall232 said:
    Thank you for sharing your story. we will be there and hoping they play this and make mention of your son Matthew.

    If they play this, my wife and I will be in tears, our son Matthew passed on 12/08/2017. As you said, they will always be Forever Young. 

    Wow.

    I'm becoming emotional here. I'm sorry you guys had to go through what you did... and I'm sorry you have to go through what you do on a daily basis.

    I hope the concerts and all the other things you enjoy bring you some joy.
    Thank you. 

    I feell like a fool as I messed up the year, 2007 not 2017. 

    Not a day at goes by where I don’t fight back tears, most days I can control it, but some days they just don’t stop. 

    And I  in no way want to derail this discussion Ski-bum, wishing you and your family the best.  

    Music heals, and this band does it like no other. 

    Bump for Forever Young. 


    Don't feel like a fool. It makes no difference.

    Be well.
    "My brain's a good brain!"
  • letsongsprotestletsongsprotest Novi, MIPosts: 546
    So sorry for your loss. I have a daughter that is just about to turn 1 and my love for her is unfathomable. I cant imagine what you have went through. 

    of all of the song requests on this board lately, this one deserves to happen the most. I hope the guys see it and play it at Fenway. 
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  • AS263530AS263530 Posts: 2
    That story is heartbreaking and as a father, I cannot imagine life without your flesh and blood to share it with.  I'm hoping and praying that you get your request in Boston.  To Matt!!
  • LoujoeLoujoe Posts: 425
    much love and peace forever
  • AponeApone Posts: 169
    This deserves a bump
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  • ed243421ed243421 Posts: 5,418
    So sorry, Ski

    such a beautiful song

    please play for matt
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  • ski-bumski-bum Posts: 831
    edited July 25
    Thought I'd put a face to the virus.

    Post edited by ski-bum on
    9/15/98 - Great Woods................9/29/04 - Fleet Center.....................8/02/08 - Opera House (EV)............10/16/13 - DCU Center
    8/29/00 - Tweeter Center............5/24/06 - Banknorth Garden............5/17/10 - Banknorth Garden.............08/05/16 - Fenway Park
    7/11/03 - Tweeter Center............5/25/06 - Banknorth Garden............6/16/11 - Wang Theatre (EV)............08/07/16 - Fenway Park
    9/28/04 - Fleet Center................6/30/08 - Tweeter Center
  • InBetweenIsMneInBetweenIsMne Posts: 389
    Sorry for your loss and thank you for the courage to share. 

    PJ - please play Forever Young in Boston in memory of Matt
  • DB2707DB2707 Posts: 35
    God bless you and your family Ski.
    I will be at Fenway 1 and I look forward to feeling Matt's presence as well regardless if the song gets played or not (although I hope it does).

  • TH113769TH113769 Posts: 268
    You are a good man Mr. Wayne - so sorry for your loss.  God bless.
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  • electronblueelectronblue Posts: 3,403
    I am extremely sorry to hear of such a loss. I really hope you get to hear your song played that night.
    Hearts and thoughts to you and yours.
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    I need to feel what you're feeling..
    I need to ride the wave ~
    I need for you to save me, now..

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  • droptheleash9droptheleash9 Posts: 644
    I am so, so sorry. I hope they bust this song out for you. The bootleg version of it from that Boston show is truly moving.
  • ski-bumski-bum Posts: 831
    Bump for Matt
    9/15/98 - Great Woods................9/29/04 - Fleet Center.....................8/02/08 - Opera House (EV)............10/16/13 - DCU Center
    8/29/00 - Tweeter Center............5/24/06 - Banknorth Garden............5/17/10 - Banknorth Garden.............08/05/16 - Fenway Park
    7/11/03 - Tweeter Center............5/25/06 - Banknorth Garden............6/16/11 - Wang Theatre (EV)............08/07/16 - Fenway Park
    9/28/04 - Fleet Center................6/30/08 - Tweeter Center
  • D-RodD-Rod Posts: 256
    Bump
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  • treestrees Columbus OHIOPosts: 588
    edited July 28
    I feel for you ,music helps heal, i hope the best for you and your wife,thanks for sharing it,hope you get your song and ,yes i beleive you can feel past energy's and the person it belongs too its a speacial thing glad you can feel it.take care
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