We had a fantastic day on the course yesterday; the weather was perfect, we had golfers aplenty, and after the games had been played, a banquet of steak and lobster awaited. But, before we attended to our hunger, we had the opportunity to hear from two very special guests.
Representing our "Heroes", 10 year old Luciano Quagliaroli very eloquently told the group listening about his experience with fighting and defeating his Leukemia. This is what he said:
|Luciano Age 5|
|Luciano Age 10|
Today I am in remission. It’s been 3 years since I had to get chemo. I’m going into 6th grade this year. When I started school in 1st grade I did not know how to write, read or spell because I was in treatment and missed kindergarten. Before this summer started I was an honor student and in advanced math, my reading and language levels were at an 11th grade level. I like to surf a lot now, play soccer and box. I feel energized all the time and I have a lot of fun with my family and my best friend who comes over a lot. Throughout my experience with Leukemia I learned to appreciate things more then I did before.
I hope that someday, no child has to fight cancer. I hope someday it is gone."
To represent "Hope" a video montage of Logan Hansen's fight against her childhood cancer played. For those of you unable to attend, the video is linked here followed by images of this year's participants.
This year's tournament is over, but your chance to support finding a cure for childhood cancers is not. You can still donate and continue making a difference in the lives of local children and their families.
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