Gerard Van der Leun

His blog, The American Digest has been a daily ritual for decades.

This morning my heart was torn apart when I read this…

This is the news no one wants to hear. It is my sad task to tell you that Gerard has cancer that has metastasized, and that treatment offers very little or nothing at this point. He has entered hospice care, his younger brother is with him, and other loved ones have gathered or are gathering to visit, as well as church members and pastor.

Perhaps you have read his work, or maybe you never heard of him.

While his blog is still up I suggest that you visit and browse through the vast treasure of his words.

Of more immediate import, here is the link to the comments page that followed the sad news shown above.  The list of farewells, well wishers and tributes is steadily growing.  It is a page well worth reading.  If nothing else it shows that people with a strong belief in the love and the power of a merciful God are still around.

On Gerard

It has been especially hard for me since very recently I lost my best friend to cancer in very much the same way.



About On the North River

Forty years toiled in the Tel-com industry, married for 36 years widowed at sixty-one. New girlfriend at sixty-five. Was a Tea Party supporter. Today a follower of the Last American President to be honestly elected, Donald J. Trump.
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1 Response to Gerard Van der Leun

  1. Mary Ann says:

    Isn’t it amazing and soul affirming to read the the comments and know how many others feel as we do about Gerard. I hope there is a way for AD to remain online.


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