I was vacationing with family when I got the call that Chod died. 5 days earlier I stood in his kitchen holding his hand as he thanked me and said he couldn't have finished the book without me. I wanted to hug him but his body had gotten so frail, I just held his hand in both of mine while we talked and promised I'd come see him upon my return. Mentally, he was all there, but his body could no longer compete with multiple myeloma cancer. Writing and publishing his book was one of his greatest accomplishments. He was able to hold the finished book in his hands and it brought him happiness and a sense of peace in his final days that he was leaving this world in a better place. I'm so proud to have been a part of it and feel honored to have had him in my life, I just wish I could have had one final goodbye.