Below is my column from today’s Green Valley News. I was so excited that I wrote a song for it. Well a verse, anyway. Music by Meredith Wilson, lyrics by Jimmy Asbell.
But first, I know you are all wondering if I was able to set a new land speed record in Saturday’s Relay For Life event. Alas the race conditions were less than ideal, with sustained 20-mile-per-hour winds and gusts of 30 to 40 mph. Mother Nature made it impossible to hit my maximum speed. So, I will have to wait until next year for a new record.
The good news is that I won the race! I was just barely able to beat Lee who was running neck to neck with me from the beginning. From my start on the pole position, I was able to maintain my lead over the rest of the field. All that those behind me saw was the flapping of my red cape in the wind and the flash from the sun on my titanium crutches! The fact that no one knew that we were racing is totally irrelevant. I claim victory two years in a row. Thank you to everyone who has made a donation to this cause. If you have not yet made a donation and wish to, there is still time. This link will take you to my page. http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY17GW?px=42510529&pg=personal&fr_id=80321
Any and all donations are greatly appreciated!
And now today’s column in the Green Valley News:
Tomorrow it is back to the treatment grind with a visit to the U of A Cancer Center for the vampire to draw her gallon of blood in preparation for Tuesday’s infusion, and a meeting with the brilliant Dr. M. My pesky cough and low-grade fever is still there, but I am strong and ready for round two.