With sadness I convey to the community that one of our forum's members, MrMoilT, lost his battle with leukemia last Tuesday night. MrMoilT, also known as AriseAbove on other forums, had been fighting leukemia for some ten months and had received the full range of treatment to beat the disease, chemo for a couple of months and recently a bone marrow transplant in which he had to spend his last 5 months in Melbourne. He was due to fly home to Tasmania in a couple weeks as his treatment was near completion and his condition had improved since the bone marrow transplant but over the last week his health deteriorated rapidly and sadly he lost the fight with leukemia.
I've known AriseAbove since he started playing FarCry 2 with our clan back in 2008 and had many a good game with him. He was an avid gamer, passionate and dedicated to all the games that he played and that passion often had me and him arguing about how our clan servers should be setup, but we still enjoyed our gaming moments and battles in games such as ARMA2, Empire total war, BC2, FC2, track mania and probably a few more. Even in hospital in Melbourne he managed to continue playing games on his laptop and would join us on ts for a chat about his treatment and his passion, gaming. I will miss him, and it's sad to see someone so young (mid 30's) lose the ultimate battle and I leave his memory on the forum with one of the many fraps he did make of his gaming moments.
That is sad to hear Brimlad. I had come across him several times in the last year or so on the forum here and heard snippets in his conversations of the battles he was going through and how long he had been in hospital. My thoughts to him, his family and all those that knew him more personally.
Thanks Tim for placing the sad news on the front page; I'd also like to thank MrMoiT's close personal friend Dogday for letting us know so quickly so we could let the wider gaming community know of MrMoiT's\ Arsisebove's death to luekemia. I'd like to pass on my condolences to MrMoiT's personal friends and family, especially his mother who spent the last couple of months in Melbourne helping her son through what was some difficult post bone marrow transplant procedures. MrMoilT was very happy to have his mum with him in Melbourne during this time and would often mention it when we did chat on ts. It came as a big surprise to us that he couldn't beat this illness, he looked to be getting stronger and was looking forward to getting home and back to his big beefy pc so he could play games like ARMA3, which his laptop just wouldn't run; we as a small clan were shocked and surprised at the sad news yesterday.
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