It is hard to write a tribute about Jeff, not because he wasn't a man who changed the lives of everyone he met and not because he wasn't an inspiration to those people also, but...because he is gone. My hand to hold...Jeff passed away July 1st, 2012, after years of fighting like a soldier against Sarcoma cancer. We found out 3 weeks before we were supposed to be married, that his cancer had come back. We were devastated, but we knew we were going to fight no matter what!! Giving up was definitely not his motto nor was it mine!! We then formed Jeff's Warriors with family and friends to join us in our journey to fight this deadly disease! Jeff was an inspiration to everyone he knew even people who just met him. He had a heart bigger then he was and was the type of friend we all should be. You never got a wishy, washy Jeff. He told you how it was and how he felt! Jeff wanted to give back and find a cure for Sarcoma cancer. Really, cancer of any kind. He was all about research and wanted to be the person they went to for help, and they did come to him. Jeff you could say, always paid it forward even before it was popular. Ask his friends and they will tell you what kind of man Jeff was. I know because I was married and with him for 5 years. Your life changes when you get a diagnosis of that nature. We held on tight to each other and our friends and family and fought like hell to get thru the cancer. Jeff never gave up...We never gave up... Jeff's legacy is in the doctors that worked with him. Many of the things Jeff went thru and the things he participated in, have helped other cancer patients immensley. Also because of Jeff, the doctors know how to take better care of the cancer patients they treat.
Jeff was not afraid to die, he just did not want to die now.
Jeff's Warriors will continue to fight and NEVER EVER give up!!!...he didn't
You will be in our hearts forever..the man with the cap on backwards and the DC tennis shoes to match!!!