A Sad Day
Today, our inline hockey community lost someone special. Ron Sardina passed away early this morning.
Ron was a great supporter of Inline Hockey Central, and I will miss my e-mail conversations with him.
Sean Ryan, a friend of Ron's, wrote this message on Facebook this morning:
"For those who were unaware, Ron has been battling cancer for some time now. He had suffered many setbacks during his treatment but still seemed on the road to recovery until earlier this year when the doctors found new tumor growth. He was under a trial treatment up until this past Thursday when doctor's discontinued the treatment as the tumor's were still growing. Ron was awaiting word from the American Cancer Society for a second opinion on other treatments.
"I have known Ron for quite some time through hockey. I had the privilege of playing with Ron in his last roller hockey game over the winter at Epic Center and it killed me to see him so weak, yet he played. I got to see Ron for a short bit this winter when he came to visit his family in Phoenix, and yet again he seemed so tiny and frail but so eager to be out enjoying the Grand Canyon. I got to speak with Ron for just a few moments on Thursday when I was in the airport heading back to Arizona and he seemed in good spirits. I asked him to hang on until I came back in June.
"While I am terribly upset to lose a good friend, I know he is gone to be with God and I know that now finally his suffering is over and for that I am happy.
"I hope they have sportcourt in heaven brother and none of that crazy old bowling surface floors in old gyms. Until we meet again, God speed my friend..."
To Ron Sardina's family and friends, Inline Hockey Central shares your loss.
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