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.
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.