Child With Cancer
If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap.
If you want happiness for a day, go fishing.
If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone.
Tommy’s daughter Randi was diagnosed with a brain tumor in the base of her brain two weeks shy of her second birthday. She had chemo therapy and radiation treatments but the disease got the best of her and she died on February 12, 1999. Tommy and his family stayed at the Ronald McDonald House in New York City. The doctors and nurses at the hospital treat the patient. Ronald McDonald House treats the whole family.
In an effort to raise money and awareness of the RMHC program Tommy ran from Bangor, Maine to Jacksonville, Florida. “I cannot even begin to explain how the experience and memories I have collected exceeded my expectations. I am so grateful to have had so many people enter my life to help me with a seemingly insane journey of running 30 miles a day for weeks on end. As I was nearing the Florida state line, a gentleman gave me fifty-two cents. While that is not a lot of money, the man was so taken by my journey he literally gave me every penny he had. Compassion, love and hope are not defined by a decimal point, but by the hand that delivered it.
Hopefully I have done something to help make a difference in the lives of those who need it as well as promote, in a positive manner, the mission of RMHC.