Throughout it all, Richard NEVER complained. Not once. Not ever. He said “Please” and “Thank You” to every nurse, doctor, visitor, and caregiver, right up until the end. He never lost his sense of humor and strong spirit…ever. Even though he developed mastoid ear, and Bell’s Palsy with facial paralysis, and a blood clot, and atrial fibrillation, and the inability to eat for at least six weeks with subsequent insertion of a feeding tube, and multiple transfusions and transfers from Oncology to ICU, CCU, and Intermediate Care (you get the point), he faced every obstacle with hope and dignity and kindness. It was a privilege to be with him and try to help ease his struggles in some small way.