Steve Bingham, a dedicated member of our volunteer group, passed away not too long ago after a struggle with a disease that was not quite as terrible as the illness he had been facing. The illness that he had been battling had been terminal. We are going through a period of intense sorrow as a direct result of his departure; yet, we are really grateful for the time we were able to spend with him before he went. This is despite the fact that we are suffering through this period of intense bereavement. As a direct result of Steve’s passing, we are in a state of mourning, and we would like to convey our condolences for his passing. We are sorry for your loss. As a direct consequence of being compelled to make the announcement that we are required to make today, each and every one of us is currently going through a significant amount of mental and emotional stress as a direct result of being put in this position. This is because the nature of the announcement that we are required to make today is highly sensitive.
He was a devoted bloodbiker who was able to perform a significant number of missions that were targeted at defending human life with flying colors. In addition, he scored perfect marks in each of these missions. In addition to that, he accomplished each of these objectives with a score of a hundred percent. These operations required a substantial amount of work related to search and rescue efforts. He delivered a performance that was impeccable in each and every way imaginable.
During this difficult time, we want his family and all of his close friends to know that they are in our thoughts and prayers, and we also want them to know that we are thinking about them. We want them to know that we are praying for them. During this trying time, we want them to know that we are keeping them in our thoughts and that we are here for them.
We are fully aware of how much we are going to miss you here on earth, Steve, and we have the utmost trust that everything will be lovely for you in the afterlife. Although we are going to miss you here on earth, we know that we are going to miss you much more in the afterlife. We are also conscious of the fact that we are going to miss you quite a lot in our daily lives.