[Nfbc-info] NFBC-Info Digest, Vol 139, Issue 15

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Tue Dec 27 17:54:42 UTC 2016

I am so sorry to hear of Mike's passing.  He and I attended leadership seminar together in the 1980's.  A fine person and a huge loss to the NFB
Deanna Bates
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>    1. Interesting new technology - video glasses? (David)
>    2. I am very sad to let you know about the passing away of Mike
>       Freeman, President of Diabetes Action Network (Joy Stigile)
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> --David
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> Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2016 22:13:06 -0800
> From: "Joy Stigile" <joystigile at gmail.com>
> To: "'Diabetes Talk for the Blind'" <diabetes-talk at nfbnet.org>,
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> Subject: [Nfbc-info] I am very sad to let you know about the passing
> 	away of Mike Freeman, President of Diabetes Action Network
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> Hello,
> I am sending below to all of you 2 messages.  The first one is from David
> Andrews our list serve moderator and the second one is from Marcie
> Carpenter, President of National Federation of the Blind of Washington.  I
> cried earlier and am now able to send out this message.  Mike Freeman was
> someone who helped me to realize that having Diabetes was just a fact of
> life and just to move on.  I will certainly miss talking to him.  I love the
> sound of his voice, wisdom and practicality towards life.  I am very sad to
> have to tell you of his passing away. See below for the announcement from
> Marci Carpenter, President of the NFB of Washington.
> Sincerely, Joy Stigile, President Diabetes Action Network of California 
> Those of you who have used NFBNET in its various incarnations will know that
> Mike was an integral part of our success. He was an immediate and
> enthusiastic user of the service, when we went live in June of 1991. In
> those days you had to use a dial-up modem to get to our bulletinboard and
> there were only a few discussion areas, and lots of files. Later on I asked
> Mike, and Steve Jacobson, to assist with the monitoring of lists, as the
> traffic and number of lists had increased dramatically.  He did this, as a
> volunteer for many years and could always be counted on to help. As you
> know, he was President of the NFB of Washington for a number of years, and
> was President of our Diabetics Division. He also served on our R&D
> Committee, among many other things, for many years. Even if you hadn't met
> Mike, you probably knew him from his extraordinarily deep voice, as a human
> sign, at NFB conventions. I and others participated on a Conference Call
> with him this past Tuesday, and he sounded good, so this came as a shock!
> Mike, thank you, and we will miss you!
> Dave Andrews
> Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2016 14:43:30 -0800
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> Subject: [nfbwatlk] sad news
> From: Marci Carpenter via nfbwatlk <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org>
> Cc: Marci Carpenter <mjc59 at comcast.net>
> It is with a heavy heart that I write to share the news that our friend and
> long-time Federationist Mike Freeman passed away last Saturday. As many of
> you know Mike had been diagnosed with terminal cancer last summer and had
> been undergoing treatment. In the last few weeks his spirits had been high,
> his treatment had been going pretty well and he was planning to attend the
> NFB Washington Seminar next month. In the end it was his heart that gave
> out. Mike dedicated his life to helping blind children and adults realize
> their dreams. Mike requested that there be no service so we will respect his
> wishes. I will forward more information when I have it. Please keep Connie
> and Shanti in your thoughts and prayers.
> Marci Carpenter, President NFB of Washington mjc59 at comcast.net
> <mailto:mjc59 at comcast.net>
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> The National Federation of the Blind is a community of members and friends
> who believe in the hopes and dreams of the nation's blind. 
> Every day we work together to help blind people live the lives they want.
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