Last week I received the absolute worst news of my life. My dad was diagnosed with cancer. My world completely flipped upside down.. I have since felt a mixture of feelings, anger being the one that really came out the most. Why him? Why my dad? But then he looked at me and said how lucky he is to be 64 years old and not a child diagnosed with cancer. He told me about all the kids at Roswell and how it made him realize how lucky he truly is. He is strong and he is my ROCK. I’m not only doing this ride for my father, but for those children!!!!! My dad has always calmed me down, and talked sense into me. Well instead of being angry, I’m putting my energy into this.
Ironically, this ride is on June 25th. June 25th was the day I had planned a surprise retirement party for my parents as they both were supposed to retire in June. Unfortunately, my dads last day of work is today. He had to say goodbye to his team & all his buddies that he loves so much. I can’t imagine.
From this point forward I will forever do anything and everything I can to help all patients at Roswell. No one deserves this. But I do know one thing, my dads a fighter!”The Fighting Irish, as I like to say.
Notre Dame Football is known for their famous saying “Play Like a Champion Today”
Today & everyday my dad will “FIGHT like a Champion today”.
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