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#1 Be kind please look to story behind article

Post by ands59 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:05 am

Gents my car is due to be in October’s Edition of Practical Classic
It made it in becacause to story behind a quick turarounb
Briefly 2014 I was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma an incurable treatable but unlimately deadly form of cancer
Since acticle finished in June as of September and my disease has returned sadly and any day from now till at best Christmas will be my last
My car has been modified so it’s safe and easy to drive and stop with modern day electronics built in mainly for safety - nothing done that is not in Upgrade section
Not for purists but me.
Thakyou for you great knowledge but the one thing that we all agree on this car has the most amazing soundtrack
I don’t post much but feel I’m part of a very caring group for our mark so it been a privilege just to be a member
Thank you
Andrew Small
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Post by malcolm » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:10 am

Thank you Andrew, and so sorry to hear about the illness. The car looks great.
Malcolm
I only fit in a 2+2, so got one!
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Post by mgcjag » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:48 am

Hi Andrew....Its great to hear that you enjoy the forum....i look forward to reading about you car in the Plactical Classic....my thoughts are with you and you family......Steve
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Post by ands59 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:16 am

Ps
Car sadly me in on Prostate Drive this Thursday and Friday
Say hi to my friends if you see them
Andrew
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Post by 1954Etype » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:22 am

Really sorry to hear this Andrew. My thoughts are with you and your friends and family. Angus
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Post by 265bhp » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:29 am

Hello Andrew

Thank you for sharing this,...it must have been tough to write...
Am now looking forward to my regular copy of the magazine more than ever
Restorations should always be for the owner as it’s your car...I hope it lived up to all your expectations and that you and your family can enjoy it as much as possible

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Post by mark10337 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:33 am

I'm really glad you posted Andrew and that you are one of the few who have been lucky enough to experience this wonderful car, and may you keep doing so as long as you can. Very much looking forward to the next issue of PC.
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Post by Gfhug » Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:11 am

Andrew, like others my thoughts are with you and your family. I don't normally read PC but will get this one and read more of your story.

Best wishes to you.

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Post by cactusman » Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:06 pm

So sorry to hear of your illness. I will get PC this month....mean time enjoy the car every day.... :bigrin: :bigrin:
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Post by H7OB » Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:12 pm

Hi Andrew,
So sorry to hear about your situation. The 'C' word is a cruel and merciless disease that has affected many of us or ones close to us and cannot be wiped out soon enough.
If ever there were a reason to get out and enjoy your beautiful car every available minute, this has to be just that.
I also look forward to the issue of PC and will read it with much more interest.
Wishing you all the very best and hoping youre currently out in the E Type right now!
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Post by politeperson » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:24 pm

I hope to meet up with Phillip P's group on Friday, so I will mention you to him if you want.

Good Luck.

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Post by ands59 » Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:36 pm

Most kind James thank you
Regards
Andrew
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Post by Kember17 » Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:25 pm

Andrew,

I'm so sorry to hear of your illness but pleased to hear of the coverage. It must be a bit of a morale boost.
I'll get my son to pop out and get a copy for my return.

I think PC is one of those English titles that is translated more or less verbatim into Italian and with the original photos so I'll pop into the local edicola to see if you've made it into print down here, too. Needless to say, I'll score you a copy if so.

Peter
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Post by Richardhealey » Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:55 pm

Hello Andrew,
Like many on this forum, I was moved by your message and your courage to share it with us. I wish you all the very best and hope you are out and about in your car and enjoying the beautiful late summer weather we have been blessed with.
I will certainly be getting a copy of PC and look forward to reading all about your adventure.
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Post by Julian.P » Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:25 pm

Andrew so sorry to read your story I know what your going through fighting KC myself, Stay strong and KEEP FIGHTING.
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#16 Re: Be kind please look to story behind article

Post by ands59 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:33 am

They say the car is the star
It is doing its final leg of 2 today with some great friends of mine heading to Cromer
I’m going to be in hospital awhile longer but am keenly tracking their progress
Andrew
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Post by ralphr1780 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:41 am

Hi Andrew,
I admire your stance, and you certainly can be proud of your car.
I will also be getting a copy of PC.
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#18 Re: Be kind please look to story behind article

Post by Heuer » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:45 am

ands59 wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:33 am
They say the car is the star
Invariably with the E-Type that is the case but in this instance you are the real star Andrew. :salute:
David Jones
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