Hey guys, I know it’s been a while since I’ve contributed, or even been on the site. Unfortunately, it’ll be a few more weeks until I’m up for playing more poker and continuing to submit blog posts.
My son Evan was born May 5th with a variety of health issues. While healing from a surgery to address some of them at the beginning of July, he had a heart attack. He was taken off breathing support yesterday morning, and died in my arms, with my wife cradling his head, five hours later. His passing was peaceful; he was not in pain at the end.
Being a player on this site and getting into poker when I did has helped me enormously throughout this whole process. Understanding variance and low-probability events has given me the fortitude to deal with extremely bad beats with grace, in poker and now in life.
The past few weeks have been filled with hospital visits, doctors appointments, and surgeries. While those are no longer going to take up all of my spare time, it’ll likely be a few more weeks until I can get back into some semblance of a daily routine, much less back to the virtual felt. Thanks for being here when I’ve needed you. I’ll see you all again soon.