So many thoughtful notes, cards, emails and phone calls remembering Leroy over the last few days.  I want to say thank you to everyone who remembered the Big Guy.  He made a difference in so many lives, in too short a time.  Thank you.

It reminds me of those who are warriors in their fight with this beast now.  I am in awe of the strength they show every day.

They walk with purpose,  as the door swings open and into the treatment room they go, prepared for another day of chemo.  They sit straight in the chair as they drink the liquid that will light-up the scans that will bring good news….or not.  They settle-in slowly, to the foam form on the radiation bed that will kill millions of cancer cells in their body this day.  They are warriors, every one.

We need to show them respect, care and understanding.  They’ve earned it.

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Al August 19, 2013 at 6:47 pm

I salute all of the warriors and their families. We most often focus on adults who are in the fight. Let us not forget the little ones who really don’t understand what is going on. They just know that they feel terrible; their hair is falling out; they are in a hospital room and it is not home; Moms and Dads sleep in a recliner beside their beds and hold them when they are afraid. My son works for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in the IT department. He posts on my FB many of the stories of the little ones and their families trying to keep it all together in the face of overwhelming odds. The courage you see there will touch your heart. May God bells them and heal them.


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