The Mighty Casey Has Moved On – Health Blog

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Casey Quinlan, our friend and frequent member of the THCB gang, passed away today. He may have gone quietly, but he certainly lived his life out loud. It is not unexpected. he was diagnosed with recurrent stage 4 cancer two years ago, and I was lucky enough to have dinner with him on a rare east coast trip last June. He had hoped to come to the West Coast late last fall, but was too ill to do so. Things seemed to be getting better and he was in the THCBGang in February, but things soon changed and he spent the last few weeks in hospice. She leaves a huge hole in the patient advocacy movement and a huge outpouring of love from her friends on Twitter today. And he remains the only person who approached me after I gave a speech and shared a shot of bourbon from his hip flask at 9am. It was about the US healthcare system. So we both needed it. We will miss you Casey… Matthew Holt

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