[nabs-l] Fwd: In Memory of Harley Fetterman

Cricket Bidleman cricketbidleman at gmail.com
Sun Aug 14 00:22:38 UTC 2016


Hi Mr. Franks,

Thanks so much for the kind, heartfelt words. I agree with all of
them. Harley was someone who others just seemed to gravitate toward,
and people didn't have to know him well to be familiar with his
charming charisma, undeniable intelligence, and unique sense of humor.
I wish I had been able to attend the services today, but unfortunately
I'm stuck in California. Either way, we will all celebrate his life in
our own ways. As someone who has known Harley since 2006, I consider
myself incredibly lucky. I'm here to support all of you through the
grieving process as I get through it myself, so feel free to reach out
if you need anything at all. Thanks!

Best,
Cricket X. Bidleman
Pearson, Blindness and Accessibility Consultant

On 8/13/16, Jonathan Franks <jfranks at nfbtx.org> wrote:
> Hello Nabs,
>
> Cricket, thank you so much for sharing this with us all.
> I wanted to give you my perspective as I was one of the ones who was
> able to attend Harley's service today.
>
> The service was so incredibly touching. We honored who Harley was and
> there were so many people in attendance. He was an incredibly
> passionate, intelligent, loving, caring, humorous, respectful,
> ressiliant, full of courage and life. I knew Harley for over 3 years
> and had served with him for two years on the Board of Directors of the
> Texas Association of Blind Students. We all laughed, cried, reflected,
> and came together to show our respect and love for Harley and the
> impact he hat on our lives. Everytime he came into the room, he lit up
> everyone with his presence and  when it came to his cancer, he never
> showed trepidation or once complained about it.
>
> Although he is no longer with us physically, his spirit will live in
> so many of us eternally and his love that he gave to the world will
> forever be immortal.
>
> Warm regards,
>
> Jonathan Franks BSW
> Treasurer
> Texas Association of Blind Students
>
> On 8/13/16, Cricket Bidleman via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> Thanks. I'm glad you were able to read and appreciate it, and in
>> conjunction the amazing person Harley is. His legacy will always live
>> on. On a vastly different note, I didn't even know the Braille Note
>> Touch was out yet! How does it work for you? I have friends in
>> Humanware, and I know they were so excited to release the product, but
>> from a customer viewpoint, how have you found your experience with it?
>>
>> On 8/13/16, Cullen via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>>> That was very touching. I wish I could have had the chance to know him
>>> myself. God will take good care of him.
>>> Cullen
>>>
>>> Sent from a Braillenote Touch 18
>>>
>>> On Aug 13, 2016 7:19 PM, Cricket Bidleman via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Sorry. Forgot it would be marked as spam. It's not. Remind me not to
>>>> forward messages from myself LOL.
>>>>
>>>> On 8/13/16, Cricket Bidleman via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>>>> > Hello All,
>>>> >
>>>> > I wanted to share this with you because Harley was such a big NABS
>>>> > presence. I put this together with Kelly Cusack, Merlyn Hileman,
>>>> > Maura
>>>> > Loberg, Su Park, Precious Perez, Hannah Saunt, and Alyssa Townsend.
>>>> > We
>>>> > were all Braille Challenge finalists who knew Harley at least in part
>>>> > through that. I hope that those of you who knew Harley will be able
>>>> > to
>>>> > remember him through some of our favorite times, and that those of
>>>> > you
>>>> > who did not know him will be able to become familiar with the
>>>> > phenomenal, extraordinary person he was and is. I got permission from
>>>> > his parents to share this, so feel free to do the same. May his soul
>>>> > rest in peace, for he is certainly one of Heaven's angels.
>>>> >
>>>> > Best,
>>>> > Cricket X. Bidleman
>>>> > Pearson, Blindness and Accessibility Consultant
>>>> >
>>>> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>>> > From: Cricket Bidleman <cricketbidleman at gmail.com>
>>>> > Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2016 09:59:37 -0700
>>>> > Subject: In Memory of Harley Fetterman
>>>> > To: Liz Wisecarver <lwisecarver at nfbtx.org>
>>>> >
>>>> > It's in HTML, so I couldn't just copy and paste it. Thanks so much!
>>>> >
>>>> > Best,
>>>> > Cricket X. Bidleman
>>>> > California Association of Blind Students, Webmaster
>>>> > Pearson, Blindness and Accessibility Consultant
>>>> >
>>>>
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