Colon Cancer Takes Another - Shawn Felty

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Colon Cancer Takes Another - Shawn Felty

Postby seussfan » Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:03 pm

We received and email today that Shawn has lost his battle with colon cancer. Below is the post his cousin Duane put on his Facebook page.

"On 12/13/09 at 4:30 pm, Shawn passed peacefully surrounded by family and friends. He was loved by many, with nearly 100 teammates, fellow actors, colleagues, cancer survivors, cancer fighters, Colondar models and friends visiting him the last few days. For 2 years he battled cancer with incredible strength and extraordinary grace and he was inspiration to all who knew him."

I was blessed to have know Shawn. We got in touch shortly after he returned from the Colondar photo shoot when he found out we lived less than an hour away from one another. We bonded as fellow Colondar models and became friends. The last time we got together was on Nov. 18th at the Kaleidoscope ice show in DC celebrating cancer survivors. He was having such a great time. Last night when we visited him in the hospital he was struggling to breathe and fighting against a bad case of pneumonia. I know it meant a lot to his mother that so many people were praying for him. The Colon Club and Colondar families were so very important to him. I am so saddened by his loss. It all happened so fast.

Shawn loved Pitt, playing softball, acting, being a colon cancer advocate...I know he is in heaven pain free...may he rest in peace.
Stage 3 Colon Cancer-6 of 15 lymph nodes positive/Surgery & Dx 3-5-07/Finished Folfox4 11-28-07
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Re: Colon Cancer Takes Another - Shawn Felty

Postby Terry » Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:07 pm

First of all my sincere condolensces to his family and friends. I pray that he is in heaven now at peace, pain free.

Trish, I know you posted on FB about Shawn and how you were going to visit him, this must be hitting you hard, it happened so quickly. I am praying for you also.
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Re: Colon Cancer Takes Another - Shawn Felty

Postby Dean » Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:59 am

First of all my sincere condolensces to his family and friends. Shawn will be missed by all, he was a great person and co-worker who always helped others before he helped himself

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Re: Colon Cancer Takes Another - Shawn Felty

Postby Joanne 814 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:55 am

Rest Peacefully Shawn. You are now a CC angel, and join many of our loved ones. Every loss is tragic, and this year is no exception. We lost many many CC peeps. I am wishing his family peace and comfort at this difficult time.

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Chemo/Radiation: 28 treatments w/constant 5FU (Jan-Feb 08)
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Re: Colon Cancer Takes Another - Shawn Felty

Postby lorrainem » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:06 am

Thanks for letting us know Trish.
Rest in peace Shawn, please have the Dear Lord watch those you left behind with favor.
Stage II, no mets, no nodes NED 05/08 again 08/08 again 11/08
Ileostomy reversal 10/16/08

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Re: Colon Cancer Takes Another - Shawn Felty

Postby Mike Shounder » Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:41 am

I want to give my condolences to all of Shawn's friends and family. Shawn was an inspiration to me in the positive manner in which he went about life in spite of daunting odds against him. Shawn ..Rest in Peace. I wish I would have come down to to house this fall to watch a few Pitt football away games with you and Dwayne this fall as I said I planned to do so. I know that you have positively touched and affected the lives of the many people who cared about you. My thoughts are with you. Your Friend, Michael Shounder Lebanon High School Class 89'

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Re: Colon Cancer Takes Another - Shawn Felty

Postby Ivona » Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:03 pm

I just read Shawn's colondar bio. Wow... :cry:
He's had colon issues most of his life, yet he was such a fighter! I can't believe he's gone....not a good day in cancerland. :(
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resection Nov '08
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Re: Colon Cancer Takes Another - Shawn Felty

Postby CRguy » Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:08 pm

Gone too soon.
Prayers for his loved ones, family and friends.

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Re: Colon Cancer Takes Another - Shawn Felty

Postby Shayenne » Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:58 pm

How sad, and so close around the holiday season, I am so sorry to hear this. His family will be in my prayers.

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Re: Colon Cancer Takes Another - Shawn Felty

Postby karenM » Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:59 pm

How sad, I didnt know him and cant say I saw any of his posts. How old was he?Any children.?
God hold his family at this sad time.
Colon cancer found Nov 08- stage 3
Surgery Dec 16th 08
in hosp 16th to 23,
28th to 1st of Jan for blockage
port put in Jan 12th
Chemo started Jan 09-
ended July 09
Hospital for a wk in April for bleeding.
As of Aug 09 am NED! Thank GOD!

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Re: Colon Cancer Takes Another - Shawn Felty

Postby Guest T » Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:20 pm

I just read his BIO. All I can say is cancer sucks so bad!!!!!
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LAR 4-06
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NED Until 2-09
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Surgery 2-19-2010
perforation another surgery 3-17-2010
Path report shows cancer still active

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Re: Colon Cancer Takes Another - Shawn Felty

Postby Lee » Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:44 pm

I am so sorry to read this. My thoughts and prayer go out to his family and friends. Trish, thank you for the update, I'm sorry he was not able to over his pneumonia, may he rest in peace now.

rectal cancer - April 2004
46 yrs old at diagnoses
stage III C - 6/13 lymph positive
radiation - 6 weeks
surgery - August 2004/hernia repair 2014
permanent colostomy
chemo - FOLFOX
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Re: Colon Cancer Takes Another - Shawn Felty

Postby mpeters6 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:06 pm

I had the pleasure of meeting Shawn this past August at the Big Dam Problem fundraiser in Little Rock. What a great guy! So upbeat and positive. He was a lot of fun to be around. I am so saddened by his passing.
Stage III Colon Cancer; dx 8/8/07, at the age of 36; sigmoid colectomy 8/13/07; Finished 11 Rounds of Folfox 2/08; currently NED

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Re: Colon Cancer Takes Another - Shawn Felty

Postby live2jett » Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:29 pm

God bless you Shawn..I'm so tired of Cancer..Thanks Trish
DX 10-21-08 Advanced stage IIIC T3 N2 M0
10/20 nodes pos.
Colon resect surgery 11-03-08
chemo 12-03-08 Folfox4 3 rounds
Xeloda 5 rounds(due to leucovorin shortage/severe reaction with oxi)
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