Ten years ago, I started this journey of shaving my head each year. Every year I start by honoring the memory of Jackson Reeves. He was the son of our friends Aimee & Kevin Reeves who would be the same age as our Robbie. That means he would be planning for his Senior Prom, his graduation and where he will be attending college next year. As I look back to 10 years ago when I first decided to raise money for St. Baldrick’s by shaving my head, my heart was there to help kids fight cancer. Now 10 years later, I think part of that decision was a bit of survivor’s guilt. Amberly and I have been blessed with two healthy and happy kids. We sometimes ask ourselves how did we get so lucky that our son, Robbie has had such a wonderful life, while Jackson only lived to be 2 years old? Losing a child is every parent’s worst nightmare. I think of all the great things Robbie has experienced with us. Our trips to Disneyworld, Swimming with Manatees, Soccer games, National Honor Society, Homecomings, getting his drivers license, college acceptances, making videos that are helping him build his future career and on and on. Recently Robbie was accepted to UNR and is excited for next year as he enters college. Imagine how these little words, “Your son has cancer”, could turn your life upside down. My heart hurts for all the parents each year that hear those words. This is why I do my best to raise money for The St. Baldrick’s Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research. In the 10 years since I’ve been doing this, huge strides have been made and the mortality rate continues to fall. People don’t realize that St. Baldrick’s funds MORE Childhood Cancer research than anyone other than the U.S. Government. Even St. Jude’s benefits from St. Baldrick’s donations to them. Today, I am thankful for a healthy son and daughter. What I’m asking you for today, is $10, $20 or whatever you can spare to help make sure that no other parent will hear those words, “Your child has cancer.” Just click the link! Click Here To Donate!
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This is why we do this!