For those that don't know, Kenny was diagnosed with a tumor on his brain stem almost 2.5 years ago. He managed to beat the odds of survival by a long margin, but he was realistic the entire time that he had been handed a death sentence. He grinned and beared it for as long as he could, but his health started to deteriorate lately and he felt the need to check himself into a hospital the other day. He walked in there on Monday but his strength is fading quickly. He can no longer communicate through any medium as he doesn't have the strength or dexterity to do so. He's still kicking it hard in there, but it's only a matter of time now.
I know he was a pretty polarizing figure around here, but I'm sure that some of his old friends would want to know. I may ask Alex to make a sticky for him, but I think it's best to wait and see how the news develops.
It's been awhile since I've posted due to the nature of my new job. But, I felt the need to pass along some thoughts of an amazing guy we all know, or had a cursory knowledge of, Kenny "aka Pronstar" Quinn.
I met Kenny back in 2001 at various events and house parties. The guy was always smiling, full of humour, knowledge of gadgets and technology. Including some of the craziest hair I've come across.
Above all else, he was positive, and loved to take a piss out of me with his sarcastic humour, which I enjoyed. That I also paid back with the odd workout. Note, he always did try and keep up.
I've run into him now and then in the downtown core. Less now that I'm married and have a son. Leaves little time for other activities. But, when I saw him the core, we always tried to connect, and make plans. I wish we actually did follow through. Sadly more often then not we didn't. Life happens, we all get busy.
I visited him yesterday at TGH, and spoke to his parents. Im sure there will be more updates via FB on his health going forward. But from his parents, he doesnt have much time. I did get to speak with him a little as he faded in and out. He did smile and say "mongo". The guy has spunk!
Life is precious my friends. Kenny was one of the greats, I can say while typing this he will be missed, and he certainly enriched my life for the time I got to know him, and chat.
. Thanks for the update ChrisD. I heard about this a few months ago and was shocked. Don't know why, things like this happen, but even though I may have met him 1x or 2x in my life, having been on this site for so many years you almost feel like you know one another from our online personnas. Sad on so many levels, but, I hope that he can turn things around.