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A Beautiful Photo Tribute for Jim Karanas by Billy Garcia

By Jennifer Sage On August 31, 2013 Under Misc

Billy Garcia was one of the presenters at the Pedalando No Topo event in Brazil, and was with Jim Karanas when he had his heart attack. He heard his last words, and he uttered the last words Jim was to hear. I cannot even imagine what it must have felt like to Billy to lose his good friend.

Those words that Billy told Jim are priceless: Angela loves you!

These are the words that Billy wrote underneath the video on YouTube: If you knew Jim then you would love the name of the song…Perfect by Cover Guru. I found this song in Jim’s music and it hit me like a ton of bricks…. Jim Karanas was a friend of mine and I was honored to spend the last 3 days with him and was there at his final moments enjoying Earth. I have thought long and hard how this event will be used to to always remember him with and all though I was present with presence I feel like I lost a gift. He touched so many people and little by little we realized he touched even more than we thought about. You are awesome bro…. I do know this, he laughed and laughed with me and Bernardo and had the best time on the mountain and I know there was only one other place he would rather be and that was in the arms of his beloved Angie. I was able to look him in the eyes and tell him we all loved him and that God loved him and my final words were to him as his soul slipped through my fingers…”ANGELA LOVES YOU”

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  1. BLUME!
    September 4, 2013
    2:16 pm #comment-1

    As I read this, my heart breaks over and over again. He was the BEST. He kicked my ass in the sweetest way from 1999 through 2001 in Preformance Max. I will NEVER forget him. Still CANNOT believe he is gone.
    God Bless you Billy for being there, God help you Angie and Joan for having to move on without him in bigger ways than we will ever know.

    God Bless you Boss…
    xoxoxo xoxoxo
    BLUME!
    That’s what and how he called me 🙂

  2. Kristin
    September 6, 2013
    10:38 am #comment-2

    A wonderful man who touched SO many people….

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