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RIP John Challis

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Trey Beamon, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    Sad news out of Pittsburgh.

    John Challis, a teenager who became nationally known the past few months, died of liver and lung cancer Tuesday afternoon at his family's home in Freedom Township. He was 18.

    http://www.postgazette.com/pg/08232/905451-49.stm

    If you hadn't read it, here's the story, videos and message that drew people to John in the first place. Really touching stuff:

    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08125/878966-85.stm
     
  2. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Thanks, Trey - I was getting ready to put this up.
    RIP to someone who should give us all a lesson on life.
     
  3. Matt1735

    Matt1735 Well-Known Member

    RIP John ... He used his brief time on earth to teach people more than some do in much longer lifetimes.
     
  4. markvid

    markvid Guest

    I am trying to do something for him in our game telecast - anyone know the year he was born? I can't seem to find it anywhere.
     
  5. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    1990 or 1989 if he was 18. Has to be one of those, right?
     
  6. pmartin25

    pmartin25 Guest

    I'm not a very emotional guy, but every time I read about this kid I get a little teary eyed. The kid was just amazing. RIP John.
     
  7. Tiger16

    Tiger16 Member

    Sad ending to a tremendous story. Kid left quite a legacy.
     
  8. markvid

    markvid Guest

    It does, but given I'm doing a headshot to air with the dates, there is no way I'm gonna guess...

    I did just find out, though, born December 16, 1989.
     
  9. Sxysprtswrtr

    Sxysprtswrtr Active Member

    Man, just watched this story on ESPN and I'm crying like a baby right now.

    It's amazing what people taked for granted while there are 18-year-olds out there truly fighting for their lives.

    RIP John Challis.
     
  10. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    If we all lived like him this country, fuck, this world, would be a lot more fun.
     
  11. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    An amazing story. The only thing I ever heard him say he was mad about -- not getting married and having kids. I was choking up. Fortunately, that kid made sure he lived life to fullest.

    RIP, John.
     
  12. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

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