Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Remembering Jeff Lamana

Jeff, co-creator of Philaphans.com, died this past Saturday of cancer, and there was a good writeup by Mark Kram in the Philadelphia Daily News. Rather than attemp to write about a man I didn't know too much about beyond checking out his message board once in a while, I will simply give you a synopsis from the article and a link to further information about the man. Rest in peace.

The 6-7, 350-pound Lamana was diagnosed with Stage 4 lymphona in May 2004, which led to an outpouring of financial help as word of his illness spread among the users of his sites.

The Phillies honored Lamana during a stopover in January in Lancaster, where Lamana had been hospitalized for treatment. While the club presented him with some souvenirs - including an autographed bat from his favorite former player, John Kruk - Lamana was especially touched by the fact that general manager Pat Gillick and other front-office personnel sat down to chat with him. He called it an "uplifting experience" and added, "It really cheered me up."

To discuss Jeff


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