Sunday, February 25, 2018

Farewell Gary Yarbrough

I will be deactivating this blog in the next few days. Gary called tonight. He called a few weeks ago, with a bulge in his stomach, not being able to eat or sleep, and dramatically losing weight. The prison thought it was a hernia, when it is his abdomen full of tumors. He is weak, to weak for me to even get in a visit. He called again tonight. He wants me to cease all public activism and take down this blog…he wants his last days to be able to be with loved ones. He loves all folk, but it is time for him to spend these last days on Earth being with his immediate family and wife, as much as they will allow us to. His fight is over. I have always said that Gary would fight for his folk until his dying breath, and he has. His time grows short. My heart is broken. I feel helpless that I couldn’t get him the medical treatment he needed and that I couldn’t get him home.
He has lost 33 lbs, is to weak to get out of bed, and I can tell by his voice. He told me tonight that his fight is over.
Many do not realize it or probably even care, but his continual fighting for his folk and doing this blog, has caused him alot of retaliation from the BOP, especially ADX. That never bothered him, he kept fighting. But tonight he told me he can’t do it anymore…he’s to sick, and wants to be with his loved ones. So, the battle is over, so maybe they will at least be part human, stop the retaliation, and let him spend his last days in a better facility, being able to see his loved ones.
Please keep Gary in your prayers. He is truly suffering….
You can write and give him encouragement, but he is to sick to write back. If you do write, please write large because of his eye sight. Let him know he is appreciated and loved.