Thursday, September 17, 2015


Daylily "Nicholas"
We've been in Georgia this past week celebrating the life of our seventeen year old grandson, Nicholas.  

Nick was diagnosed with a rare childhood bone cancer when he was fourteen.  Today, it's not a curable disease but can be held inactive.  Nick fought with grace and bravery.  On September 8, he lost that battle but he believed (as we do) he would now be resting in the arms of his Savior, cancer and pain free.
Nick and his mother last year.
Nick was described as an "old soul" as children become when they must suffer too much.  He had a peace and maturity that not only carried him through so much but carried those who loved him, too.

I won't lie, it's been a tough time for everyone who cared about him.  As grandparents, we would like to thank everyone who offered inspiration, kindness, and care in an effort to hold our family up.  We have been blessed by Nick and by those of you who have shown us support.

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness month.  If you feel led, get involved in pushing for research and new treatments (the last new childhood cancer drug was introduced in 1980.)  Develop a better understanding to help combat a disease that takes seven children out of the arms of their family every day.    

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