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James, you deserved a 50th birthday.

by DynamicDbytheC on March 20, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

"Tour de Heaven, the eternal race." by Bevvie.

James died March 2nd, 18 days before his 50th birthday. I kept giving him small markers/goals to keep him going while he was battling advanced cancer. I begged him not to die at 49 yrs. old because that was the age of my mom when she died. He could no longer suffer and I promised him we would honor his birthday. We celebrated his birthday on Saturday.

Ironically, March is colorectal cancer awareness month. Colorectal cancer is the number two killer in the USA. Please get a colonoscopy and encourage anyone over 50 yrs. old (or with risk factors earlier than 50) to do the same.


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