This fall it will be eight years since I lost my one-year-old daughter, Parker, to cancer. She was our only child at the time. I try not to talk about it as often as I’d like, for fear of it overtaking me. Needless to say there is a hole in heart, in my soul, that has never healed and is as painful as the day she died. She is as much of my life as ever.
Many great friends kept me alive during some dark, dark days. And many great friends keep her memory alive. One such friend is Tracy Smith, our graphic artist and web designer extraordinaire.
Tracy is riding the Courage Classic to raise money for the Children’s Hospital. She does so in the memory of Parker.
Children’s Hospital was where I learned Parker was going to die. For a long time, for me, it was the ugliest place on earth. My Mother’s Day column may give you a taste. Parker’s cancer was untreatable, but they treated her with all the love and respect in the world.
I would have lost another child if not for Children’s. My son, Chance, suffers from Down Syndrome. With a gaping hole in his heart he was saved with open-heart surgery at only one-month old. Because of his condition we are “frequent fliers” at Children’s still. I never much thought about it until reality forced me to,but all of us with kids are blessed to have Children’s Hospital.
I am asking you, on behalf of Parker, please support Tracy as she peddles over the Rockies to help kids like mine, and hopefully never yours. Her goal is to raise $2000. We can make that happen.
Thank you Tracy. Donate here.