FROM TURTLE ISLAND PRESERVE 8/17/17
Eustace’s thoughts on Preston’s passing
Thank you to everyone expressing support as I try to survive losing my best friend of 35 years. Preston’s constant loyal support and inspiration was the best thing I ever had in my life. His kindness and humble talent were unsurpassed. Because Preston was such a giving, supportive person he helped many thousands of students and friends, always improving their life.
When Preston unexpectedly died of just-detected liver cancer he was already financially challenged; He had put off working on his own leaking roof, to make time to help so many others – Truly a testament of extending himself out to support his community in so many ways. I have never met a more genuine person and I have never, ever witnessed a man love his wife more generously and completely and committedly than Preston loved Kathleen. Thanks to all who have responded in honor of Preston by sending money to Kathleen as she adjusts to the loss of her husband, with no income.
So many kind people have donated 5, 10 or $20 through this site: https://www.gofundme.com/in-honor-of-preston-roberts– that it has added up to quite a wonderful honoring, representing all of our love and appreciation for Preston and his life of making this world and our lives better. We have already used some of the donated money to fix the leaking roof on their house. He was so dedicated to helping many others that he never got his own house fixed. Thanks to the roofers who put the metal on and the friends and fans who donated to make it possible.
Kathleen is to tears in appreciation. Preston recently helped nurse her back to good health from stage 4 cancer herself.. I could write a book on the astonishing merits of Preston James Roberts. Most of his tv fans don’t even know the tip of the iceberg. Yet, they sense how important his message is.
Preston was one of the most manly men I ever met. I would want him at my back in the most fierce fight, yet I want to leave you with a rare and intimate photograph of Preston half-naked in winter, wearing a pink tutu trying to bring a smile to the face of his beloved wife Kathleen as she was battling her own cancer. His plan worked! She smiled, and made it. Preston’s love for Kathleen and good work knew no boundaries.
If we could encourage and instill in our youth of today to be even a little bit more like Preston, our world would be a much better place. I’m reminded of this quote:
“When you were born, you cried and the people rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die… You rejoice and the people cry.”
I am crying, Preston.
Much love – Eustace