The news we got this weekend from Ralph Garman, our friend and colleague of 11 years in the morning on the Kevin & Bean Show, left us in shock. It didn’t seem possible that his infant son who we had heard so much about was gone.
We were all so happy when we got the news of Lincoln‘s and his sister Olivia‘s birth on March 26th. When we went on the air with the news a few days later you let Ralph and Kari know how excited you were for them too with an outpouring of congratulations.
Because of the bond with our listeners that has developed over the years of being on KROQ we heard from many of you who were devastated by the news we announced this morning and said it felt like this had happened to one of their closest friends.
Ralph asked us to share a personal note with you. Please click MORE to go on.
“To all the K & B listeners:
My wife and I want to thank you so much for the avalanche of e-mails we got when I made the announcement about our twins last week. Your messages were filled with so much love and support, and were so appreciated.
Sadly, our little son, Lincoln, was stricken with a horrible, sudden illness on Saturday, and passed away Sunday morning.
I’ve asked K & B to pass this news on to you because so many of you were so generous with your concern and kindness regarding our new family. We’ll try to honor Lincoln by giving his little sister, Olivia, all the love we can.
I’ll be back as soon as I am able.
All my thanks to you all,
All of us who love Ralph and Kari feel so helpless right now to be able to say or do anything to comfort them in their hour of unimaginable sadness. It will take time and tremendous strength for them to weather this storm but please know how much they appreciate your thoughts and prayers.
Several listeners have asked for a physical address to mail cards to and KROQ is at 5901 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca., 90034.
Finally, Ralph has shared with us on and off the air how much he deeply admires the doctors, nurses and staff at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. They have worked round-the-clock to give both babies, born nearly 2 months prematurely, the best possible care 24/7 since their delivery ten days ago.
The hospital has a Grateful Patient program where donations can be earmarked in the name of a loved one, to be used to “make advances in biomedical research, educate tomorrow’s physicians, and continue serving the community for years to come.”
If you would like to make a contribution of any amount, please do so in the name of Lincoln James Garman by clicking here.