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Chris Pruett

Andy was an inspiration to many

Posted Monday, February 9, 2009, at 11:00 AM
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  • Thanks, Chris. Andy was a treasure for sure.

    -- Posted by Mr. F on Mon, Feb 9, 2009, at 2:01 PM
  • Andy Barnes was known and loved by many. He is descibed as being "handicapped" or "disabled", which on some levels he was.

    However, when one sees the outpouring of love and profound loss we all feel right now for this individual because of his trusting nature, always positive attitude and enthusiasm for life, I have to ask myself who is really "handicapped". With society's tendancy towards material things, our constant "hurry" to get where we think we are going and our layers of protection that keeps others at a safe distance, I believe Andy will always stand as an example of the true respect and love that can be had by being honest with ourselves and comfortable with who we are.

    We are going to miss him, but I believe he will be a reminder to us all to perhaps slow down and appreciate the here and now a little more.

    -- Posted by old linton native on Mon, Feb 9, 2009, at 3:05 PM
  • See ya later up in heaven Andy!

    -- Posted by SEAL on Mon, Feb 9, 2009, at 3:15 PM
  • Now who will fill in Andys shoe who will take the torch. Andy you will ge greatly missed by all . So glad that i had the chance to know you.

    -- Posted by colts18 on Mon, Feb 9, 2009, at 7:14 PM
  • what a way to go out not only as a big fan of sports but a CHRISTIAN I am impressed by all the wonderful words of positive encouragment that has been left on here.

    -- Posted by sportsmomof2 on Mon, Feb 9, 2009, at 9:32 PM
  • Chris,

    Great blog about Andy. He truly was a great person and, I know that I will see him again in heaven. I am glad to know that so many people in the community were touched by his wonderful spirit that he had. Remember the Barnes family and Faith Community Church in your prayers. I only wish that more people would stand up and do as Andy did. He was a true friend and most of all a CHRISTIAN !!!!

    -- Posted by michaelsmommy on Tue, Feb 10, 2009, at 7:39 AM
  • Chris,

    Thank you for such a wonderful article. Andy is in heaven smiling down on all of us. May we all learn from Andy!

    -- Posted by doodlebug on Tue, Feb 10, 2009, at 8:58 PM
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