That is sad. You have my sympathy smrobs.
You are right. You never know how much time you have which is why you should you make the most of today. Whilst doing that, you also need to try and cover yourself so if the unthinkable happens, your family have financial help to see them through.
Every now and then fate reminds us that we are not ten foot tall and bullet proof. That we have, infact, a very tenuous hold on this precious, wonderful life we have - so not to waste it.
I hope it works out for his wife and all the lovely horses dependent on her.
Only As Old As You Feel - Sometimes I Feel VERY Old