Update on Kevin Sparkman Sensei
Many of you have help out by attending seminars around the country to assist Kevin with medical bills. For that I thank each and every one of you. Kevin is my senior most student and like a son to Connie and I. Those of you that have known him over the years remember a man with no quit in him. Kevin is still fighting the good fight.
Article; "Aikido teacher works on despite illness"
Posted 2006-05-11 09:37:22 by Jun Akiyama
News URL: http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs....d=200660510034
The Tennesseean newspaper has written up an article entitled, Aikido teacher works on despite illness on Kevin Sparkman sensei who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor called "brain-stem glioma" in April of 2005. The article quotes Sparkman as saying, "Even though I cannot move as well as I used to, I still want to help others. I'll keep doing this until I can't anymore."
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Re: Update on Kevin Sparkman Sensei
Kevin is also a member of our Koryu group. We held a seminar at an Aikido Dojo and raised funds to help with medical exp. as well.
I just recently trained with one his long time Aikido students -who was visiting in Boston -who told me Kevin is still pressing on and fighting the good fight despite the illness.
For those in our Dojo- who also share his faith-our prayers are with him.
Dennis, I didn't know he was one of your own.
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