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January 30, 2016

I’m blessed and I’m grateful.

I have a great circle of friends & family along with a huge community who are always circling around my wolfpack of 3 to make sure we’re okay. I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve reflected back on the generosity we’ve received while going through these difficult times.

A lot of people out there don’t have a support system like the one we do and it’s unfortunate. While I was in the hospital, one of the doctors at Barnes said he was amazed at the amount of support my family had those 2 weeks we spent there prior to Laura’s passing. He also mentioned that too many people on that floor die alone, which really hit me hard about legacies and being loved.

I’m not sure I have an answer for why people die alone and I’m not sure I can fix that, but I do know that people never hesitated to step up and help out when we needed help the most.

Cancer is a bitch, it destroys people and it destroys families. It takes away those special moments or that ONE great day. I wish I could cure cancer, but I can’t. What I can do though is focus on those special moments, where cancer takes a backseat and families can have a sense of normalcy for a brief, but memorable moment.

I know I’m on the verge of something special. I want to create something that will help families while their loved ones battle cancer. I’m not there yet, but once I am, I know it’s going to be life-changing and something memorable.

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  • Reply Gloria White February 23, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    This was a wonderful thing to read. Keep it up, you may never know who or how it touches someone. But whoever reads it will be touched by it and may be a help to them.
    Love you.
    Your Aunt Gloria

  • Reply Sallie Mahan February 25, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    Oh Tom this is the most selfless and beautiful blog I have ever read. Thank you and you are always in my prayers.

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