Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

I know today is meant for remembering those who's lives were lost while fighting for our country so please excuse the "stretch" but my dad was a different kind of fighter; one definitely worth honoring. The last few weeks have felt pretty numb for me. The roller coaster we call grieving has been humbling. I would do just about anything to be back on the bone marrow transplant roller coaster. As the days keep passing, I find myself grabbing onto whatever I can. If anyone still reads this and has a story or experience they'd like to share, I'd love to hear them.

I recently had the opportunity to visit with a bunch of my dad's referee friends and I really enjoyed it. Darlene Patterson, the wife of Paul Patterson is a member of the Leukemia & Lymphoma's Team In Training. She is "racing for a cure" in a 100 mile bike ride at Lake Tahoe. She is riding this race in memory of her father, Jack Davis, who died of cancer and also my father.

Please check out her website here and donate to this great cause.

I've attached a few photos from the field dedication as well as the new logo for my dad's basketball camp.


Anonymous said...

Again, I thank you for keeping this site open as it keeps a connection open with Kenny through his family. I am so proud to have known your dad. He has left such a wonderful impression not only on Kevin and myself but on our 14 year old daughter who loved being teased by Kenny. He made her feel as though she was just as important to be with as any adult. We think of you and your family very often and we are so thankful you are keeping us updated on the family at the Harbor. Keep it going and please, give your mom a squeeze for me!!!

Stephanie Slorey

Anonymous said...


You will discover that many of us still come back to this page. We come back because we miss your Dad and because we care about all of you.

I was pulling up to the church office the other day. A group of high school students were walking through the alley going somewhere as a class. A young woman was wearing a "Humbabe Revolution" shirt. Your Dad and your family have profoundly influenced so many of our lives. And, you continue to do so.

God bless you and be with you. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Thank you for the pictures.

Pastor Beth