Friday, September 2, 2011

Emotional High

Last night I had the pleasure of witnessing one of the most amazing people I know have fun! This may not seem like such a feat for most except this individual who my wife worked with for eleven years has the worst diagnosis possible he has Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis better known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease. Well last night surrounded by friends, family, and jazz musician Marcia Ball who he adored for so long we witnessed truly the most remarkable thing you could imagine.

He lives right on Old Silver Beach here on Cape Cod, if you aren't familiar with it look it up on google, his house rests right above the beach and has some of the most amazing views. We all got to witness these views last night but we also got to be a part of something that isn't normal. We got to witness two people David,and his wife Andy who feel truly blessed. Andy David's wife does everything for her husband with such dignity, and grace its hard to fathom how. So the next time you say to yourself man I'm having the worst day I want you to think of a man who was a dentist and practiced it for thirty plus years and had to give up everything. If you want more information about ALS, and want to help with an organization that has helped David tremendously find out about Cape Cod ALS.

For those of you that know David, I hope that I put into words the feelings that we all had during the night last night. The emotion ran high both in happiness, and in sadness.

1 comment:

  1. How nice for all of you to have shared such a wonderful evening. Nice job expressing yourself, Slader!