I meant to point this out, but it was during the hiatus so I forgot. I’m blaming age and the pain meds as my cop-out.
Each year without fail, my wife and daughter participate in the local Relay For Life. It’s a 24 hour walk-a-thon to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
The Jacksonville Daily News spoke to Kayla for their feature article on the Relay this year.
Kayla was devastated when her grandmother was diagnosed with cancer in 2003. Kayla, a White Oak High School sophomore who was in middle school at the time, remembers trying to stay strong. She couldn’t see her grandma often because of the distance. Kayla lived in Pennsylvania, her grandmother lived in Kentucky. And soon after the diagnosis, Kayla and her family moved to Jacksonville.
I’m very proud of my daughter for taking time out of her very busy teenage life to participate each year. I’m glad she’s trying to be part of the solution.