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Help with Last Wish of Terminally Ill Gentleman

Postby honeyrosefoundation » Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:30 pm

We are a charity based in the UK that grants special wishes to terminally ill adults and need your help.

We have received a request from the daughter of a gentleman (Mike) from Leeds who has an aggressive type of prostate cancer with poor prognosis (a few weeks left to live). Mikes daughter has just contacted our charity hoping we would be able to help arrange for him to meet his hero Leonard Cohen. Mike already has tickets to see Leonard in Leeds on the 7th September. We have contact details: rkory@koryrice.com & mrice@koryrice.com which we believe are his management but would like to ensure that they are correct. Could someone please confirm if they are the correct addresses?

Thank you!

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Re: Help with Last Wish of Terminally Ill Gentleman

Postby jarkko » Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:56 pm

The addresses are correct; use the first one.
Unfortunately the tour management receives so many requests that usually it is not possible to make them happen.
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Re: Help with Last Wish of Terminally Ill Gentleman

Postby HelenOE » Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:02 pm

Jarkko has the power to delete the thread, and he chose not to. And I have every confidence in Mr. Kory's ability to respond appropriately to such requests. It's one of the things that management does. If there are any forum members who read this and are moved to offer up in their hearts a prayer or a good wish or a kind thought for a dying man, then the thread will have been of some use to somebody.
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Re: Help with Last Wish of Terminally Ill Gentleman

Postby James T » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:38 pm

I hope this works out, somehow. All the best to the guy, hope he has a great evening regardless of whether he gets to meet Mr Cohen or not. I know for me, meeting Leonard was a fantastic occasion and really filled me with joy. If that can happen for someone in a terrible position like this, I hope it works out. I won't get into what way is best to go about it, but sometimes someone just wants to do something good for someone and tries however they can.
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Re: Help with Last Wish of Terminally Ill Gentleman

Postby kenpal » Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:44 pm

.....echoing your sentiments there(James T)....feelings well expressed - Kenpal
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Re: Help with Last Wish of Terminally Ill Gentleman

Postby Paula » Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:17 pm

Mike I hope you get your wish. And Mike's daughter I wish you strength. xxx
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Re: Help with Last Wish of Terminally Ill Gentleman

Postby lizzytysh » Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:08 am

You'll never know unless you ask, so Mike's loving daughter did the one thing she could to try to make her Dad happy at a very unhappy time for them both.
And, Jay brought it to us here.
I'm hoping for a positive outcome on this heartfelt request.
My very best to Mike and his daughter.
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Re: Help with Last Wish of Terminally Ill Gentleman

Postby mirka » Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:24 pm


I hope that management doesn't receive many requests from terminally ill fans and that Mike and his daughter get to see LC in person.
Wishing both of them strength.
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Re: Help with Last Wish of Terminally Ill Gentleman

Postby lizzytysh » Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:32 am

I echo your posting, mirka.
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Re: Help with Last Wish of Terminally Ill Gentleman

Postby hydriot » Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:27 pm

I presume the underlying intention of posting here was the hope that Jarkko would contact Leonard direct with the request.

While such generosity with his time is of course always Leonard's prerogative, the sender must have been most concerned that the message simply might not get through to him before the concert. So I do hope Jarkko has taken the hint and at least cut through the management red-tape by informing Leonard direct.
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Re: Help with Last Wish of Terminally Ill Gentleman

Postby mirka » Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:17 pm


I also hope we get to know the outcome of this request.
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Re: Help with Last Wish of Terminally Ill Gentleman

Postby its4inthemorning » Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:29 pm

I hope that, if the request could be honored, it was. While I too am curious, I would rather not see what transpired publicized here in the interests of privacy for all concerned. Just my personal opinion.
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Re: Help with Last Wish of Terminally Ill Gentleman

Postby lizzytysh » Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:46 pm

As much as I would like to know, too, I agree with you, its4inthemorning.
Your reasoning is sound.
If this man were so blessed as to have it happen, it's too easy to develop into a "Why him, and not [whomever] ?"
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Re: Help with Last Wish of Terminally Ill Gentleman

Postby mirka » Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:58 am


It's not about my personal curiosity. I feel that b/c the plea was made public, the outcome could be public as well -- just as a closure to another bittersweet piece of life. I don't believe (and certainly hope) there could be more cases like this.
Feel awfully sorry for the ill fan and his daugther, again.
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Re: Help with Last Wish of Terminally Ill Gentleman

Postby MarieM » Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:42 am

mirka wrote:
I don't believe (and certainly hope) there could be more cases like this.
Unfortunately, if you look at Leonard's Facebook page there is probably one of these requests at least once a week. There was one made Sunday, in fact. Not to mention all the requests for some acknowledgement during a concert of the birthday of a parent or spouse or the anniversary of parents.

I make no judgment of the request here, but this is one of the reasons that organizations like Make-A-Wish Foundation and Dream Foundation were formed.
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