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New Tribe My tattoo has finally come to be. The 4 years of waiting are over. I used some existing tattoo design and added a personal touch to relate to my father and his struggle to combat Leukemia. I added my 2 kids initials as I know how much he loved them, they sit on each side of him as their first initials. I was by his side for the struggle and saw his fight. I can never forget his courage and strength and at times his endurance of constant needles for transfusions and IVs. My tattoo application cannot compare. He is and will always be a true inspiration to me as a father and a human being. As so many cancer patients are. The tattoo represents the struggle within the blades of Leukemia that held him down and prevented him from being free. The constant blood transfusions, the emergency visits at 3am, the visits to chemotherapy, the specialists and oncology doctor visits. The circle representing the final days at St. Michaels Hospital in Toronto. He knew what God had in store. He spoke with me about upcoming issues and told me what to do in the future for my family, my mom and my kids. For that I listened to every syllable he spoke of and I can still hear the words from his mouth. If ever I looked up to him, that was the time I cherished the most. Yet with so much seriousness we always had time to make a joke or a laugh together, a truly great memory for me. My father as with his father always dealt with pain and stress with laughter and humour. Something I see myself doing today, even with my kids. One of his greatest gifts. The mustang horse breaking away from the circle represents the final freedom of pain, needles, doctors, radiation, emergency rooms, tests, exams, poking, probing and everything that came with Leukemia. Now free and at peace. He knew he would be leaving this world and cherished every moment with me, my wife, kids and my mom. I wear his memory on my arm, exactly where I what him to be, my right arm indeed. My greatest hero, friend and father. In his last few days, although still a secret, I told him, he was to become yet again a grandfather as our girl was on her way to be born 7 months later. To him I dedicate this tattoo. And I hope when he see's it now, he knows, it is a symbol of his struggle and strength and it will never be forgotten by me and hopefully be anyone who sees it and asks what it represents. Manuel Goncalves 1937-2003 Thank You For Listening!! Many thanks to "Kyle" at New Tribe for an amazing job. This was my first time for a tat and he made it a breeze. I would definitely recommend him and New Tribe Thanks Kyle and New Tribe!