I don't know Brian, and I'm really more of a lurker than poster here, but I think I've read every thread on this forum at least twice and George(Brian) has given me a TON of valuable information and some good chuckles as well.
Just wanted to say thanks from a longtime lurker and let you know you'll definitely be in my prayers. Keep your joy and sense of humor and trust in God to see you through.
I've been on the forum for a good number of years now and I can recall many times Brian would contribute and not belittle my lack of knowledge. You are a stellar gentleman and I wish you nothing but the ultimate strength to get through this. Keep ya head up champ - Don't give up!
A few years ago, I was active in this site. Like way too active, like almost unhealthy. I like to think of myself as sort of an "OG", but its really not that big of deal (it is). I started making n00b posts back when speaking l33t and dropping dank memes was still underground. I remember back when ricanlink (??) started stealing entire STi motors from the cars in the dealership. I was bright eyed and bushy tailed, and then I met Brain George.
We all (South East) members met up in Winston Salem NC for go carting and drinks which was a memorable experience. Not sure why they let us operate go carts after drinking so much, but it was whatever. WCUrs, BOOTleg, Boosted2.5, Shortbus, GotJ, and I all became friends quickly.
A year later his (GotJ) daughter passed away. I organized a fundraiser to help, and this community rallied like a motherfucker. I think i took in 1k overnight, and the end of the drive we gave about 2.3k to Brian and his family. We even donated a Star in her name and had it framed. It was pretty hokey shit, but Brian meant a lot to me and the community.
I'm writing this because I've lost contact with this community (occasional lurker, hi). But I'm moved that the gusto of you all is still here. Brian, you're probably the biggest asshole i've ever had the privilege of calling a friend. I hope you get well soon, and message me when you get the chance. Feel well soon, bud.
Let me know how i get one of those sweet bracelets. My livestrong one just wore out.
Sometimes I pee on her and then she gets hella mad.-JD