Over the past several years I’ve run BandLogoMaker.com with a very small team of designers. It’s like a small family. I work closely with our designers and, of course, do my best to always treat them with the respect and professionalism they deserve. Beyond that, we have fun and learn about each other’s lives so much that I’ve come to consider several as dear friends.
This is why when one of our designers, Henry, was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago I posted to the blog about his status. I asked for his permission to post because he made such an impact on those he worked with that many of our customers were curious about his health and this was the easiest way to let them know.
Unfortunately, it’s my sad duty to report that we have lost one of our dear friends. After 3 years of near constant battle against cancer Henry passed away on Monday, September 18th, 2017. He is survived by his wife and two children. He also leaves innumerable friends and loved ones, as well as a vast portfolio of beautiful art and design he created for grateful customers.
Henry, I only knew you for about 4 years, but during that time we became friends and had a blast working together. We became even closer after your initial diagnosis when, I too, was diagnosed with cancer. Brothers from another mother we called ourselves – the illness at the same time simply cementing our bond even further. I was lucky enough that simple surgery was able to remove my cancer, but you stepped into a long, difficult battle and fought bravely for years. Throughout it all, you never questioned that you would win. Always positive, even through the worst of the illness and pain. Through the radiation. Through the chemo. Then you had to do it again. And again. It was an honor to know and work with you, man. Love you like you were my brother. You will be deeply, deeply missed.
Thank you, Band Logo Maker community, for your support of Henry over the past few years. He told me often how appreciative he was that many of our customers requested him specifically for their projects, even when we knew there would be long delays because of treatments. Your support and caring for him meant a lot to him. And to me.
There is currently a fundraising page posted where they had been raising money to help with the overwhelming medical costs of Henry’s near constant treatments. I’ll post the address of that page below if you’d like to make a donation – even a small amount will make a difference to his family.