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Get the Damn Shot


This came from the Facebook post of my friend and former supervisor.

On an even more sobering note, my friend Wayne who was in ICU, died on Monday. I am still having trouble believing it. He was ten years younger than me. After years of addiction, Wayne worked hard on recovery then went back to school and got his masters degree in psychology. He led by example and from his heart to help countless numbers of people on the journey from addiction to recovery. During his final weeks in ICU, Wayne posted that his health care team was begging him to tell people to get vaccinated. The vaccine might have saved his life. He leaves behind a loving, grieving family and a huge recovery community who will always remember him.

Rest in peace, Wayne. Enjoy those heavenly beaches!

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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

19 thoughts on “Get the Damn Shot

  1. So sad. Thanks for sharing.

  2. So sorry to hear the news about your friend Wayne. His family can be proud of what he had achieved during his lifetime.

  3. So sorry, JoAnna. Thank you for sharing your message and Wayne’s memory. 🙏

  4. I’m very sorry for your loss. Wise words to take the shot. Hope more people do so.

  5. JoAnna, this is such sad news and I send you love and caring as you process this loss. These are such difficult times.

  6. So sad, JoAnna. ❤ for Wayne, his family and the people whose lives he supported. Much ❤ for you too. Xxx

  7. A sound message. My commiserations

  8. Thank you for sharing!.. sorry that Wayne passed away but no doubt his spirit is present everywhere!… 🙂

    Do not stand at my grave and weep
    I am not there, I do not sleep
    I am a thousand winds that blow
    I am the diamonds glints in the snow
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain
    I am the gentle autumn rain
    When you awaking in the morning hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight
    I am the soft star that shines at night
    Do not stand by my grave and cry
    I am not there, I did not die
    (Mary Frye)

    May your troubles be less
    Your blessings be more
    And nothing but happiness
    Come through your door
    (Irish Saying)

  9. Sad news about your friend. Its just doesn’t seem fair.

  10. JoAnna, so sorry you have lost a friend. I am sure he will be missed by his family and clients.

    And by all means, Everybody get your shots! Getting covid 19 will give you antibodies if you survive, but it’s much easier to get them from the vaccine!

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