Dear WordPress community,
My apologies for the selfish and personal nature of this post. I hope you will forgive me given the circumstances. As most of you know, I was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in 2013.
One of the things my wife and I are trying to do is put together some information about my career that will hopefully give my 6 year-old daughter a better sense of who I was as an adult. She knows me as “dad”, but when she gets older she’ll be curious about who I was to my peers and colleagues.
I’ve spent more than a decade in the WordPress community and I’d like to request that you to share a few thoughts or remembrances about me that we can compile and share with her when the time is right.
If we have crossed paths or if I have managed to do something that you found helpful, I’d love it if you would take a few minutes to write it down and send it to me or my wife: email@example.com. If you’re willing to have the story shared publicly, please indicate that accordingly. By default, we will keep everything confidential.
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Please keep @alexkingorg in your prayers as he battles #Cancer . He is the talented designer behind the “share” icon and @WordPress.
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Oh Jesus God no fuck you cancer, fuck you. Just finding out. http://t.co/5uXsizZ6gj
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Please please contribute what you can. ?? @alexkingorg
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Expect an email. You’re a good man Alex.
If you crossed paths with Mr. King, please help him and his daughter out. Thanks, friends. https://t.co/3YGyoAv8rH
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I know it’s been a million years since we last crossed paths but you’re always in my prayers. You are a wonderful man and I can imagine an even more wonderful Dad. Love and hugs to you and your wife and that beautiful little munchkin ?
Sent… hardest email I have written in a long time.
You are an inspiration Alex.
Emmanuelle reminded me of Indian food for your birthday one year in South Lake with Mark D. Kirsten and some others
Alex is an massive inspiration to me; an amazing guy. https://t.co/lJfdENxAGC
OC family: Keep @alexkingorg in your thoughts & take a moment to share a memory as he continues his battle: http://t.co/udYkCVgfV1
I sent it yesterday. Hope you received it =)
We did, thank you!
Alex King I have very great memories of playing volleyball with you back in the day! You were one of my favorite people to play with (and sometimes against). You always kept a positive attitude and we won a lot of our games because of your awesome competitive nature. Believe it or not, but my volleyball skills improved by playing with you. Stay strong!
What about high school memories? I understand that’s a whole other conversation w your daughter.. ? kidding..
Bring it on!
Alex, this is a beautiful and disarming thing you are doing. I look forward to taking an afternoon and replying thoughtfully. I understand your daughters position in this well. It’s heart breaking. What are we really if not a narrative? You are your stories. I am honored to be a guardian of your tale.
You must have been the only Messenger editor who _didn’t_ cause a production delay, need your ego stroked, or otherwise induce drama. This’ll take a few days.
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