My longtime friend and co-worker Jim Wicko recently passed away on 3/9/2019 from pancreatic cancer. I worked the same schedule with Jim for 10 years. His years of mechanical knowledge and know-how was an invaluable resource for me while learning the trade. He was my go-to when I was stuck or needed an opinion on a repair. Jim was always going out of his way to help people and would always say yes when I needed a hand.
Within a few short weeks he went from looking and acting normal to passing away. I was unable to say goodbye.
I am running a Spartan Ultra race in Dallas, TX this year on October 26th. A 30-plus mile obstacle course which should take 10-12 hours to complete. I would like to honor my good friend by running in his name. All money raised will go to Project Purple. Project Purple raises money for pancreatic cancer research but also helps the families with the sudden large bills that come their way.