I had a great visit with Don Reese yesterday and even though Don can no longer speak, he had me on the floor laughing my ass off, as he used his note pad to write down his thoughts.
For my colleagues that have transferred from the shuttered Chatsworth and Orange County Production Facilities, Don Reese has been a pressman at the Los Angeles Plants for over twenty-seven years.
What moved me the most was John Walker, he has sent cards to Don wishing him well, this act of kindness really touched Don’s heart deeply.
Don asked that I share his phone number and address with anyone that asks, he cannot answer the phone, but he can hear your messages, which would mean a lot to him.
The prognosis for Don is not a good one, with two months to go according to his doctor, Don is using morphine to ease the constant pain he’s experiencing, and smoking medical marijuana to help with the side effects of his treatments and medications.
Before I departed Don wrote down a message to share with his colleagues in the pressroom,
“I ain’t dead yet”.