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Auntie Deb 10-Dec-2008 04:49
Hi Luis. I always think of you, but especially at this time of year. Contratulations on you new son. I'm very happy that you have moved on with your life, yet still keep Alyson's memory alive. Good luck with the Rhianna and Brown case - you were wronged and those responsible for your injuries and damage to your property should be held accountable for their actions.
Chuck E 06-Aug-2008 21:10
Luis, just checking in. You and Alyson are in my thoughts, you have had a positive influence on my life. Our life on Earth is just a speck of time, but so important. Thanks for being there...
nana 08-May-2008 15:16
nana 08-May-2008 15:16
Benn 08-May-2008 02:18
Dude sorry to hear what you happened to you in St. Pete, I hope that you are ok and that you get you gear back.

DMCJ wife 24-Nov-2007 15:18
Shit wuz hot especially with my husband wezzy da baby
shakima 19-Nov-2007 01:40
baby let me have your number
shakima 19-Nov-2007 01:39
lil wanye yall look good
Guest 08-Mar-2007 09:24
You're 11 on my scale of 10.
George LaPenta 13-Apr-2006 10:54
Luis; I was so excited to stumble across your photo site at work this AM. I'm a former police officer(25 yrs) and was assigned to 6th Security Forces at MacDill for 6 months after 9/11. I fell in love with the Tampa Bay area. I also had opportunity to meet some awesome brothers and sisters from Tampa PD and HCSD. I would love to move back to the area but Momma is a New England girl thru and thru. :) Anyway, your photos and the internet keep me in touch with the Bay area, as does listening to 103.5 in the AM at work. Thanks so much and great photos. :) Didn't mean to ramble. Retired cop, George LaPenta--Massachusetts
Janine M~B 13-Jan-2006 13:11
Great work ~ I love to take photos myself ~ Just a hobby ~ Wish I could capture the way you do :) Keep up the GREAT work
Guest 16-Dec-2005 02:02
I Came to your site about aa year ago. Or even more. for the first time. It is an honour for me to be a part of PBase, a site where one can find guys like you. I see you used one of my stylesheets, awesome! honestly a great and nice surprise to see we can colaborate between us to create more and more. Really, an honour. Thanks for your site and your galleries. Matias, from Chile.
Steve Parkin25-Nov-2005 05:16
God bless you and the families involved in this horrible situation. I don't think there's anything I can say but just know that you're doing a wonderful thing keeping her memory alive through this website.

Steve P.
Guest 12-Nov-2005 02:50
Guest 24-Oct-2005 02:02
I was moved to tears when reading the story and gallery photos of Alyson. I don't know what to say but I just had to say something it was so moving.

Angie Kephart 20-Oct-2005 04:09
I visited your gallery about Alyson, you really captured her so well. I was moved to tears by some of your photos. Wonderful stuff.
Angie Kephart
Nashville TN
Guest 21-Sep-2005 10:09
Luis, how bout a gallery of only "published" photos?? Interested to see what the media uses from your stock...You've really upped it a notch lately, inspired me to get back out there with the scanner on my days off!!!

Take care man...
Brian Hughes
Oscar 08-Aug-2005 22:33
You do have a great website, I am also a photographer with my own business and new to the Tampa Area. I am looking for someone to join me in a few photo shoots. I've had a little trouble trying to find good locations to take outdoor pictures. It seems like you know Hillsborough County very well.
Thank You
Guest 30-Jun-2005 11:59
Wow, you've got some great photo galleries
keep up the good work
Jane Forbus 05-Apr-2005 01:45
Dear Luis and friends and family of Alyson,

My daughter is also one of Doug Letson's patients. She was diagnosed at age 8, and had an ankle replacement performed by Dr. Letson in 1998. She was able to survive her cancer because we luckily caught it early.

We attended a golf tournament benefit tonight for the Amandalee Fund put on by Dr. Letson. My daughter spoke at the awards dinner about her fight with this disease.

Alyson's picture was part of the slide show that Dr. Letson shared to show the devastating effects of this disease that takes the lives of so many young people.

My thoughts and prayers go out to you all tonight and I wanted you to know that Alyson's light and spirit lives on in this fight and her life still has great meaning to people you will never even know and who never were blessed to know Alyson. Thank you on behalf of my own daughter for this site which bears witness to the strength and courage of one young woman on behalf of all sarcoma patients.

With deepest sympathy and prayers for all of you,

edgar klep 25-Mar-2005 12:23
first of all want to condolance u with the loss of ur angel. she is now in a place that is free from pain.
She was and is a WARRIOR, but u are A WARRIOR TOO.
I hope that u will find the strenght and courage of a WARRIOR to go on, its not gonna be easy, i hope ur friends and family will support u.
respect to U great WARRIOR.
Michael 20-Mar-2005 13:36
Wow you have some amazing photographs. Thanks for sharing!
JIll 24-Feb-2005 16:06
I met Alyson at moffitt when my brother was going through surgery and chemotherapy. Alyson and Danny had the same surgery done the rotoplasty. She is and will always be an inspiration in my brother and our familys life. She made sure that nobody gave up there fight with this ugly monster. We will miss her forever she was a blessing to have in our life for as little as we did. Words can't describe how wonderful she is. I know she is watching over my brother as he is fighting for life now that his cancer has reached his bone and he is on trial meds. I know she will comfort and do whatever is possible. Just keep having faith. Love you guys and always remember!!
Guest 06-Feb-2005 02:09
ALyson, I love you and miss you very much,I visted your grave daily I'am proud to be your father,even through I,am not your biological father,I'am your father and you will always be my daughter, thank you so much, I will cherish the memories, I had with you, You have changed my life, You will always be in my heart, I love you Alyson.

from dad
Bruce Heger
mugu 25-Jan-2005 22:44
mugu man keep offffffffffffffffffff
Joe D. 17-Jan-2005 06:46

I just stumbled upon your page and can't tell you how Allyson's story shook me. It made me remember what is good about life. She was so brave, and kept a sense of humor about her trials. She definitely played her role in life. You never know how much this can do for other people. This could have been her reason for living. You should publish the pictures and progression of her ordeal. It is really life-changing, and can help others.

I've had some close deaths in recent years too with my sister and my dad, but the whole ordeals were little compared to Al's. You did a great and noble deed sticking by her for that long. Many people would have fled. That drains alot out of you. It seems that you kept her afloat for a long time.

I can't say what I want to say about this. So instead of babbling, I'll grant you a job well down all together on the page relating to your saint of a girlfriend.

Joe D.
Wilmington, DE
Guest 12-Jan-2005 05:18
Luis, came here looking for something else and this is what i get to see..going thru that album reading and seeing those pics literally got me into tears man...always being by her side is the best u could have done and u did just that...i know only a man with a real heart can do all have no idea how much i adore the fine individual you are.

Santana ..just as the name really are the best!!!my prayers are always always with you.
Tina Haney 12-Jan-2005 01:36
I just found this webpage today through Osteo-list. Alyson was an amazing young woman. It just breaks my heart that this young lady had to endure all the pain and suffering that she did. My 13 yr. old daughter has battled cancer twice. She was dx. with rhabomyosarcoma when she was 3 and Osteosarcoma when she was 10 (both in her leg). She is currently in remission. Her father died in March 2002 from Osteosarcoma...he was 37. So...cancer has definately touched our family in a horrible way just like yours. Alyson was a beautiful, brave, and strong young lady.
Charles Harris 09-Jan-2005 15:50
What an amazing site- I am left speechless by the photos and your love for Allison. The amount of courage that you posess is unimanigable. I have never been hit and moved by photography before viewing your site- you have done a marvelous job and, you should know, you have changed someones life- mine. Sometimes a person takes life for granted and doesn't know how fragile it is- just like many people on this site- including Allison. May she rest in peace and know that people are thinking about her and gain strength from her- I proudly wear a LIVESTRONG band in memory of the cancer patients, past, present and future.

Please keep up the outstanding work- the site is pure genius. I hope you get worldy attention!

Charles Harris
a passing breeze 09-Jan-2005 08:50
stumbled on the site ... awesome.

peace to you and all
KELLY 06-Jan-2005 22:11
I googeled for pics on the tsunami, and stumbled on this site. I feel like I was able to get a glimpse of someone elses reality today. I can honestly say reading your story and viewing these pics has changed me. Thank you, for sharing your WORLD!! Kelly,
Bradenton fl
KELLY 06-Jan-2005 22:10
I googeled for pics on the tsunami, and stumbled on this site. I feel like I was able to get a glimpse of someone elses reality today. I can honestly say reading your story and viewing these pics has changed me. Thank you, for sharing your WORLD!! Kelly,
Bradenton fl
Kathy 06-Jan-2005 14:55
God bless all of you. What a brave young woman. I am glad she is at peace, and I know she is in a much better place. She was fortunate to have such caring loved ones, and her loved ones were fortunate to have her.
Someone passing through 04-Jan-2005 14:03
The name Alyson reminded me of a song penned long ago by Canadian folk singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot....a tune titled 'Poor Little Allison'. It's not meant to be biographical in any way, shape or form but just an inspiring song of a strong individual who has a good sense of her place in the world.

Poor Little Allison.

Poor little Allison, standing in the night wind
Wishing out loud, turning her face to the summer rain
Poor little Allison, never had much going
Hard to forget, always in step with the world she's in

Never knowing, never feeling, showing so much pride
Never saying what she's thinking or feeling deep inside

Poor little Allison, dreaming of the right one
Laughing out loud, lost in a crowd of fairweather friends

- By Gordon Lightfoot from the album "Sit Down Young Stranger /If You Could Read My Mind".
Terri 03-Jan-2005 22:26
I know my words won't take your pain but remember the years between her dash and someday they will make you smile.

How do you live your dash?

I read of a man who stood to speak
At the funeral of a friend
He referred to the dates on her tombstone
From the beginning... to the end.

He noted that first came her date of birth
And spoke the following date with tears,
But he said what mattered most of all
Was the dash between those years. (1934 -1998)

For that dash represents all the time
That she spent alive on earth...
And now only those who loved her
Know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own;
The cars... the house... the cash,
What matters is how we live and love
And how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard...
Are there things you'd like to change?
For you never know how much time is left,
That can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough
To consider what's true and real,
And always try to understand
The way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger,
And show appreciation more
And love the people in our lives
Like we've never loved before.
If we treat each other with respect,
And more often wear a smile...
Remembering that this special dash
Might only last a little while.

So, when your eulogy's being read
With your life's actions to rehash...
Would you be proud of the things they say
About how you spent your dash?
Kelley Perry 01-Jan-2005 18:47
Stumbled on this story, and reminded(pointed in the direction) of the important things in life. Alison is a living angel and proves through her example that God exists. Anyone else stumbling on this site will be blessed by her story. So very sorry for your loss.

Kelley Perry
~McKinnney, Texas
Guest 01-Jan-2005 11:59
Thinking of you at this very sad time. A brave lady. Be brave.

kirk 31-Dec-2004 05:21
Luis, first let me say that i am truly sorry for your loss of Alyson... after reading the captions and seeing the pictures... i was in tears...
with that said and done... i have to say i have only seen the other gallery of hurricane charlie and also your gallery of "my favorite photos" truly amazing... thanks again for sharing the pictures... keep up the good work... kirk
Guest 29-Dec-2004 23:53
Luis, I'm terribly sorry for the loss of Alyson.

She was a great girl. Now she's in peace finally. She'll be missed.

Be strong.
Chankit 29-Dec-2004 10:31

All I can say is you have fought a good fight and finished the race. Your story will inspire a lot of people around the world.

Chankit, from Thailand
Guest 29-Dec-2004 01:31
Take My hand, and let Me lead You over the river.
Let Me guide You over the narrow bridge..
Let Me show You the beauty wich rests on the other side.
That beauty,is Your True Self
"If tears could build a stair, and memories a bridge,
then I climd up high, to bring you back to me..."

That Poem is from a Lady in Belgium, she lost her Dad to Cancer.

Sorry for your loss Norbert
Guest 28-Dec-2004 22:33
Luis, excellent documentary on the events that you and Alyson went through. I am sorry to read about how things ended but I agree that now her suffering and pain is over. I lost my sister to Cancer when she was only 6. I understand how you must feel.
A very touching gallery.
Naturephoto Monique28-Dec-2004 11:03
I'm so sorry for the loss.
I know how it hurts, i lost my Dad this year also on cancer.
Alyson , such a beautiful girl a strong girl. It is not fair.
After you lost someone you have loved so much, people say times will get better, but reality is hard.
If you want to talk, feel free to mail me.
Take care,
Guest 28-Dec-2004 09:31
I am really sorry for your loss!
I lost my mother to cancer five and a half years ago. That was tough!
But loosing you fiance, man... that must be really tough.

Oslo, Norway
Shep Brown 27-Dec-2004 12:20
Luis.............everyone at the Aeromed 2 Base (Sebring,FL) is truly honored by your professional approach to covering public service, and para-paublic service. Come to visit us in lil ole Sebring anytime!!!

Capt Shep Brown,Aeromed 2 Pilot
Sebring, FL
Firefighter Coyle 21-Dec-2004 17:44
You have a wonderful gift of capturing the moment with your camera. I applaud your work and your artistry. I grew up in Tampa and am in the fire service so I love the pics! But what I love more are the beautiful photos that you share of Alyson. Like so many people, I was brought to your site via an email sharing your story. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. The strength of Alyson's character; the beauty and grace in her eyes are a very powerful lesson to us all. And your commitment to her is something that is so amazing. I'm praying that God gives Alyson, you and her family the peace that only He can deliver. If there is anything you need or desire, please do not hesitate to ask. It would be an honor.
MUGU JOE 13-Sep-2004 13:41
Liz Hood 22-Aug-2004 11:45
Excellent photos! I grew up in Ft. Myers in the 50's and 60's and know what hurricanes can do. I took photos after Donna did her thing but these are a lot better.
Ashley 15-Jun-2004 18:57
Thanks for the picture of my car. VERY PIMP! You have a great gift. The site is great, I expect to see my car on here soon.;)
robert lamb 26-May-2004 01:12
luis your pics help me not miss all the action, when i was at sta.18, now with a career in the fire department with not as much action as hillsbrough county. i tend to want the drama and looking at the pics keeps my mind clear and focused when the call comes in 18-093
Guest 20-May-2004 19:33
Good Work - got my attention. You dont see many photos like these when you do a search of Tampa.
Guest 10-May-2004 12:45
Interesantes fotografías
Gracias por compartirlas
Saludos desde España
No olvides votar por mis fotos GRACIAS
Guest 02-May-2004 21:21
Alyson, you are so brave and so beautiful!
FIREGROUND IMAGES by Keith Muratori11-Apr-2004 21:57
Luis, GREAT WEBSITE. I added you as one of my favorites. Hope you enjoy the Digital Rebel. It's a great camera. I've had a lot of luck with it on the fireground. Keep up the good work!
Josh 22-Dec-2003 03:39
Good work man.
Guest 23-Oct-2003 01:35
Hey great photos. They really show people what we do and how dangerous it can be. Sorry to hear about the people stealing your pics. That really sucks. Keep up the good work and maybe I will pop up in one or two in the near future.

FF/EMT John Jones
Phil15-Oct-2003 09:54
Great stuff Luis - not the "pretty" side of photography, but still important
Guest 04-Aug-2003 15:20
great fire and rescue photos !!
Amy 28-May-2003 01:34
Hey Luis! I love your pics, even though you need more of my sexy firefighter Donnie.Hehe. You just need some of his face, instead of his butt.LoL. But, I will see ya later!!!
Vincent Belford18-May-2003 13:12
Great galleries, spectacular coverage.
I think I'll drive a tad slower after looking at some of the car wrecks (that'll last about 30 minutes)
Angela 14-Mar-2003 00:24
Awesome pics Luis. Cute since you stopped dying your hair blonde!!! keep up the good work.
Woody harris 24-Feb-2003 20:40
I am so proud of your work ! A+ WOODY
trutle 05-Feb-2003 16:55
keep the good work up great shots
shawn hayston 10-Jan-2003 23:30
pj 13-Oct-2002 04:42
I love the pics! So does Samantha, only one problem I don't see my picture anywhere. Now you have my address write back, maybe see you at the station again.
A'me 30-Sep-2002 15:24
Hey babe! Great work...I already knew you could do it because you did some geat shots for RyanJoy! You can use those in your portfolio too anytime you want (, the Big One! Performance). Hope to work with you again sometime. :)
Tanya 20-Sep-2002 20:38
Luis - the photos are looking great - doing well on the photography - only thing, I didn't see any pics of the tracking and search work - have to get you out working so you can get some good shots.
Alyson 17-Sep-2002 19:13
lou, your pics are wonderful, but when are you going to put me in there? I'm teasing, i know you'll take even more photos that will win all kinds of awards and you will be famous one day.(or at least a professional photographer)i love you and keep up the good work.
Erica 17-Sep-2002 18:41
Awesome shots. You have great potential as a photographer. Keep up the good work!
<3 *ErIcA* :op
Nestor 17-Sep-2002 14:29
Hey, The photos look great. I even made the the sunset picture my desktop background. New up and coming photgrapher!!! Congrats. Loving the action shots as well. Awesome pics man. - Nes
Guest 07-Aug-2002 17:50
Dude, your up and running now! I am going to keep you on my site also when it comes back up. But it look's great!