CCIE Pursuit Blog

July 6, 2008

Gut Punched

Filed under: Cisco — cciepursuit @ 7:09 am

While I was getting caffeinated this morning I surfed over to Lessaid’s excellent netvibe CCIE blog page.  I saw a post on Jonathan Kintner’s blog titled “To Whom It May Concern” from a month ago.  I thought that maybe he was giving up on his quest for the CCNP (and later the CCIE).  I was not prepared for what I found when I clicked the link.

Jonathan Kintner suffered a terminal brain aneurysm yesterday morning, shortly after he woke up.  He was pronounced brain dead at 3:45 pacific time, and donated his organs shortly afterwards. He is survived by his wife, Maria, their two daughters: Weslee and Aurora, and numerous family and friends. He was 27.

Jonathan Kintner
September 5, 1980 – May 10, 2008

27 years old.  I wish nothing but the best for his wife and children.  I can’t even imagine how terrible this is for them.  Words escape me.

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