Allen Okawa

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Re: Allen Okawa

Postby Leonard Hevia » September 25th, 2013, 6:44 pm

Hi Gary--Did Allen attend the TAOM in Texas recently? I'm hoping for the best.

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Re: Allen Okawa

Postby erdnasephile » September 25th, 2013, 8:00 pm

Will do Gary--please keep us informed.


(PS: Leo--Yes, he was at TAOM).

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Re: Allen Okawa

Postby Richard Kaufman » September 25th, 2013, 8:02 pm

Yes, he was at TAOM. Unfortunately he has stomach cancer.
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Re: Allen Okawa

Postby Curtis Kam » September 26th, 2013, 9:42 pm

Hi all, Allen got through the surgery on Monday all right, with more of his stomach and sense of humor intact than you might think. I saw him on Tuesday, and he seemed all right, but in pain. That seems to have subsided a bit. Before going in for the operation, he sent around this email that I thought I'd reproduce here, in case his friends were inclined to email him:

Hello friends,

I'll be taking a brief hiatus starting tomorrow. Will be having a medical procedure so would you kindly "hold off" on your wonderful e-mails until my return home about the 3rd of October.

The doctor says that I'll be alright. He says that I'll live to be 66. I said, "I am 66....he said, " see...what did I tell you?"

Thanks for your attention, I'll post back any good news to follow.

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Re: Allen Okawa

Postby Leonard Hevia » September 26th, 2013, 10:50 pm

Thanks for the updates Master Kam. I am relieved that a legend of the old guard still with us.

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Re: Allen Okawa

Postby John Carney » September 26th, 2013, 11:00 pm

Curtis,
Please pass my best wishes to my wonderful friend Allen.

I'll wait till after Oct 3rd to call, as requested.

john

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Re: Allen Okawa

Postby Curtis Kam » September 30th, 2013, 9:07 pm

Just back from the hospital, and the news is better than I had reported. Allen will be going home this afternoon. He will be busy recovering enough to undergo a round of chemo and radiation therapy, after which he is expected to be "all better". He asked me to thank all of you for your thoughts and well wishes.

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Re: Allen Okawa

Postby Tom Dobrowolski » September 30th, 2013, 9:29 pm

Great to hear it Curtis! Please give Allen very my best wishes and tell him I look forward to seeing him again in January.

Tom

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Re: Allen Okawa

Postby erdnasephile » September 30th, 2013, 10:20 pm

That's great to hear--hang in there, Mr. Okawa.

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Re: Allen Okawa

Postby Richard Kaufman » October 1st, 2013, 12:14 am

We're all wishing Allen the very best.
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Re: Allen Okawa

Postby erdnasephile » November 9th, 2013, 12:55 pm

Any word on how Mr. Okawa is doing at this time?

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Re: Allen Okawa

Postby Richard Kaufman » November 9th, 2013, 6:58 pm

I received an email from Allen yesterday. He's doing well and will be starting additional treatment next week. This is a good sign.
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Re: Allen Okawa

Postby Leonard Hevia » January 14th, 2014, 8:33 pm

I just received 4 eel skin coin purses from Allen and they are beautiful. Now my Wishing Shells, Scotch & Soda set, and my Walking Liberty flipper have a home. I don't know how long Allen will continue producing these; I'm just glad I snagged a few.

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Re: Allen Okawa

Postby Howard » May 21st, 2014, 4:38 am

Dear Curtis;

Please inform Allen that my good thoughts are with him every day and that I love him very dearly.

Howard Hamburg

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Re: Allen Okawa

Postby Curtis Kam » May 21st, 2014, 7:52 pm

Thank you, Howard, will do.


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