One Of Our Own, Ian Gill Posthumously at Boston Marathon

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Michelle Gill

climber
Redding, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 22, 2013 - 12:16pm PT
Credit: Michelle Gill
Anyone remember my husband Ian "Charlie" Gill (ZM, Cancer and the End of a Dream)? Here he is with my mother at the Boston Marathon.
http://anewscafe.com/2013/04/17/ian-charlie-gill-at-the-boston-marathon-in-more-than-name-only/
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Apr 22, 2013 - 12:18pm PT
Wow, that is truly beautiful.

Ian has so many friends here. Thanks so much for sharing!
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Apr 22, 2013 - 12:20pm PT
Very nice.

Of course we remember...
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 22, 2013 - 12:23pm PT
Yes Michelle! Ian is now unstoppable. His "CHI" and gear are now on walls and rocks across America and beyond. He was at the Marathon and guided the family safely. And Ian is LUCKY to have YOU in his corner. The PRIDE and LOVE obvious. True love IS forever..
Michelle Gill

climber
Redding, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 22, 2013 - 12:25pm PT
I don't know why I asked "Anyone remember...." Of course I know you all do. Sometimes my worst fear is that he will be forgotten.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Apr 22, 2013 - 12:33pm PT
Sometimes my worst fear is that he will be forgotten.

Never.

Sadly, even as the list grows, no one will be forgotten.

Susan
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Apr 22, 2013 - 12:34pm PT
Touching. I cheer for his spirit and that of his loved ones.
lubbockclimber

Trad climber
lubbock,tx
Apr 22, 2013 - 12:36pm PT
Amazing! God bless you and your family.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 22, 2013 - 02:02pm PT
Credit: Ron Anderson

From the Article about Michelle and Ian^^^^^^


Mom in the MARATHON! Kudos to this AWSOME family!
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Apr 22, 2013 - 04:54pm PT
That's a wonderful article and story! I never new any of the Gill family but you all are truly an inspiration.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Apr 22, 2013 - 04:57pm PT
michelle...that's really cool...we remember...
Michelle Gill

climber
Redding, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 22, 2013 - 11:18pm PT
I sure do miss him!!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Apr 22, 2013 - 11:25pm PT
Wonderful, wonderful tribute!
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Apr 23, 2013 - 09:45am PT
That was absolutely beautiful, Michelle. Thank you.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Apr 23, 2013 - 09:46am PT
Wow...what an amazing tribute to a fine man!

Thanks for posting, Michelle....Ian lives on and will not be forgotten...

Peace to you and your family,
DR
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Apr 23, 2013 - 12:26pm PT

Bump for Ian!
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Apr 23, 2013 - 12:40pm PT
Cancer sucks, but it does bring out the best in people. Great tribute to her son, wow!
BurnRockBurn

climber
South of Black Rock City (CC,NV)
Apr 23, 2013 - 02:31pm PT
Beautiful story..... Tears in my eye as I sit with my mom in the oncologist office.
BMcC

Trad climber
Livermore
Apr 23, 2013 - 03:40pm PT
Very, very touching tribute.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 23, 2013 - 04:13pm PT
hey there say, michelle, i did not know this, :)
wow, very nice share... thank you so very much!

a friend of mine, has family that some kind of pan-mass-challenge?
for cancer-family remembrances and to raise money...

(hope i got the name right, there)
thanks for sharing, once again...
Michelle Gill

climber
Redding, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 24, 2013 - 12:11am PT
Credit: Michelle Gill
Bump for Ian Charles Gill...this was to be solo ascent.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Apr 24, 2013 - 12:25am PT
Michelle I will never forget Ian. I promise you that. I still remember when he reported the swollen leg. I knew what that meant and was so devastated.

Your husband's story has been a real factor in my getting back to what I loved in my younger years. His posts on this climbing site touched my life in a very real and positive way.
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Apr 24, 2013 - 01:57am PT
Wow, thanks for sharing that article. His spirit lives on, for certain. I like to think that when we connect with others, we take on a little bit of each other. Ian sure passed on and brought out a lot of the positive. Carry on!

Eric
Michelle Gill

climber
Redding, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 25, 2013 - 02:58am PT
Bump for my honey!
Michelle Gill

climber
Redding, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 27, 2013 - 12:52am PT
bump.
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