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    RIP Kevin Racks Poker dude with cancer

    Posted by his caregiver Kevin ended his life through assisted suicide earlier today as he decided it was time to go onward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duped_samaritan View Post
    Kanye West may have American poisoned pop culture, but it’s a super tough road to hallucinate that he is posioning you with terminal cancer.

    RIP, Mr. Racks. You folded your life-hand with grace and dignity.
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    So let me get this right, this guy has an 8 year old son. He finds out he has very little time to live and he leaves his son and family to spend a month in Vegas gambling in the time-intensive WSOP and playing online poker? And scumbags enabled this compulsion by staking him? Neg rep if you want, but this isn't right.

     
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    rip
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    Don't forget that in his final weeks, he got ripped off by 2 different ACR trade scammers.

    One of them was a career scammer I briefly knew (but was not friends with) 10 years ago.

    The other one was a 20-year-old Baylor tennis player, who seemed to legitimately feel bad, and was getting together the $ to pay him back through me, which is now too late.

    https://pokerfraudalert.com/forum/sh...erminal-cancer

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    Come on guys.

    Can we not shit on the guy that just died or brag about how we knew a guy that scammed him for a minute or two?

    (unfortunately rhetorical)

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    His story was quite moving and was sad to see he didn't cash in the Main after running up a bit of a stack. I also read a piece during the series that the game he had the most fun playing was PL08.

    So earlier I loaded up the 08 tables on Stars and donk posted a big blind. Amazingly I was dealt AA25ds, but out of respect to Racks I folded to a min raise before snap leaving as a single tear trickled down my trembling face.

    Not a hand I will forget in a hurry.

    RIP lad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duped_samaritan View Post
    My fiance has sarcoma that we've been battling for a couple years now and I can confirm there are short stints where things are looking up and then all the sudden in one day everything goes back to shit. A lot of ups and downs as the cancer slowly consumes your body. One week your walking miles in the hot sun feeling pretty good and the next two you're in the hospital.

     
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    rip, gg sir

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    Kevin was scammed by two people in his final weeks. One of them was prolific ACR scammer Brian Voytek, who is still scamming people to this day. The other was a young kid who was a degenerate but not that bad of a guy, just desperate for funds.

    I eventually got the kid to cough up the $500 he scammed, but Kevin had passed away by that point.

    I made many attempts to contact Kevin's wife, but for whatever reason I can't get a hold of her, even through third parties who say she hasn't been responsive to them either. I was going to give her the $500, but have given up.

    However, I don't want to keep the $500.

    I'm thinking I should send the $500 here: https://www.curesarcoma.org/

    Mission

    The mission of the Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA) is to advocate for sarcoma patients by funding research and by increasing awareness about the disease. The organization raises money to privately fund grants for sarcoma researchers and conducts education and advocacy efforts on behalf of sarcoma patients.
    Kevin was very active with promoting sarcoma awareness in his final months.

    Here's the donate page: https://www.curesarcoma.org/donate/

    The donation will be "In Memory of Kevin Roster" (there's a section on the donation form to fill this out, as presumably a lot of the donations come from relatives of deceased sarcoma victims).

    It's fitting that I will be the one facilitating this, because a relative of mine also passed away of sarcoma, and also at a fairly early age (though not nearly as young as Kevin).

    I wanted to post this here before doing it, just in case anyone thinks there is a better place to donate it.

     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post
    BUMP

    Kevin was scammed by two people in his final weeks. One of them was prolific ACR scammer Brian Voytek, who is still scamming people to this day. The other was a young kid who was a degenerate but not that bad of a guy, just desperate for funds.

    I eventually got the kid to cough up the $500 he scammed, but Kevin had passed away by that point.

    I made many attempts to contact Kevin's wife, but for whatever reason I can't get a hold of her, even through third parties who say she hasn't been responsive to them either. I was going to give her the $500, but have given up.

    However, I don't want to keep the $500.

    I'm thinking I should send the $500 here: https://www.curesarcoma.org/

    Mission

    The mission of the Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA) is to advocate for sarcoma patients by funding research and by increasing awareness about the disease. The organization raises money to privately fund grants for sarcoma researchers and conducts education and advocacy efforts on behalf of sarcoma patients.
    Kevin was very active with promoting sarcoma awareness in his final months.

    Here's the donate page: https://www.curesarcoma.org/donate/

    The donation will be "In Memory of Kevin Roster" (there's a section on the donation form to fill this out, as presumably a lot of the donations come from relatives of deceased sarcoma victims).

    It's fitting that I will be the one facilitating this, because a relative of mine also passed away of sarcoma, and also at a fairly early age (though not nearly as young as Kevin).

    I wanted to post this here before doing it, just in case anyone thinks there is a better place to donate it.
    Assuming you make sure it's not a scam charity it seems like the best thing to do with the money.

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    Actually, check out this page: https://www.curesarcoma.org/kevin-racks-roster/

    You can do it directly through him.

    Edit: it just takes you right to the same link you posted. Either way, that's def where it should go.

    "In lieu of flowers or direct donations I ask you please support compassionandchoices.org and the Sarcoma Foundation of America through my personal dedication page located at: curesarcoma.org/kevin-racks-roster/."

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    you should donate it to a charity of cmoneys choice
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