Chris was a genuine person. He said what he felt and offered no excuses. This is a great quality to have in a friend. When developing POTM, it was his final approval that set the design of the plaque, and he religiously created the 2 plaques every month. He was a very selfless individual, doing anything he could for anybody. He was an avid cat lover, worked as a mechanic in his own business, PKRWUD'S PIT STOP, and also worked as part of a pit crew in Nascar.
The heart problems that he had were not something that just started. He was forced to retire when still in his 30's, and because of the damage to his heart, he was forced to use a cane to get around. He was a candidate for a transplant, but because he was covered under the state insurance plan, and the fact that he was single, he was denied placement on the list. He had a pacemaker/defibralltor implanted sometime in the previous year, but it was not a cure, only a band aid.
He knew his days were numbered, yet he lived his life as if he would live forever. He did not let his health keep him from living his life. He was a fierce competitor when gaming, and it was not uncommon for him to spent 10 hours or more trying to regain a trophy. We were arch rivals on the gaming field, but it was a very friendly and enjoyable rivalry.
He was my friend, and although we never met in person, we were like brothers. I will truly miss his wit, his friendship, his guidance and his competitiveness. R.I.P my good friend, your suffering has ended, and you have gone to a better place.
It is said that a person is never really dead as long as you remember them in your heart, and for me, PKRWUD will always be with me.
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