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Thread: Incredibly sad and shocking news for former HM poster RuffBuff--help if you can

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    Incredibly sad and shocking news for former HM poster RuffBuff--help if you can

    I'm sure many of you remember RuffBuff...a CU Buffs fan who liked to mix it up here on the boards. Exteremely intelligent, heart of gold, and enjoyed poking Husker fans with a stick. He's also a very talented graphic designer who designed the logo for The Table, the soup ministry I helped start in Lincoln (and he did it pro bono).

    I just found out that his wife very suddenly and unexpectedly died yesterday. They have a 2 year-old and just 2 weeks ago she had given birth to twins, who I believe are still in the NICU. Beyond the obvious shock and grief of losing the love of his life, there's also some huge practical issues in front of him. If you're looking for a way to help, a friend of his wife's set up a GoFundMe site to help with some of the immediate expenses. The link is here:

    http://www.gofundme.com/8yxifs

    Also, keep him and his family in your prayers. They've all got a very long road ahead.

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    OMG! That's absolutely terrible! Ruff designed my Herbie avatar years ago, great guy just liked the wrong school. How did you find this out Luth?


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    Prayers and blessings go out to him and his children and family...so sad.....
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    Shocking and awful. It would be sad if it happened to anyone, but RuffBuff was/is a good guy. I'll keep him and his young children in my thoughts.

    Thanks for letting me know, Luth.
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    OMG! That's absolutely terrible! Ruff designed my Herbie avatar years ago, great guy just liked the wrong school. How did you find this out Luth?
    A friend of mine on Facebook (who I think knew him from college) posted a comment on a thread someone else had started about the memorial site. I just happened to be scrolling through the newsfeed and there it was.

    "Always be ready to make your defense to anyone who demands from you an accounting for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and reverence." 1 Peter 3:15-16 (NRSV)

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    Thanks for letting us know and also an avenue to help. That is something no one can be prepared for and he will need tons of support from family and friends going forward. My prayers certainly go out to Ruff and his family.
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    Terrible news.

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    Thanks again for posting this, I went to the site and made a donation, looks like they are already half way there, Ruff was well liked... good people. May the good Lord give him strength and guidance.


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    This man is good stuff!


    My prayers are with him.
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    Horrible news. I loved chatting with him and always held out hope that I would get to meet him at a NU vs. CU game someday. My prayers go out to him and his family.
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    It was devastating to hear this news. I know that it can't erase his pain that he is feeling right now but I am going to join the list of contributors that is going to help out financially.

    The Max family prayers are with Chris and his family.
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    I never agreed much with Ruff Buff, but I am saddened to hear this terrible news. My prayers are with him and his family tonight.

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    Terrible news, may God be with him and his kids and may his wife rest in peace...

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    Love Ruff Buff!

    Prayers for him and his family.
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    He was the most polite Buff fan. Prayers for he and the children!!







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