Telling his story because right now he can't,
learning how to help, day by day
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
A sad day
Today I heard that one of my clients, Will Anderson has died. He was only 53 and had finally succumbed to a long battle with cancer. He leaves a big hole.
My thoughts and wishes go out to his family. He was a warm, generous, unique and dynamic person and he will be greatly missed. Although I had only known him for 4 or so years, he was much loved by many here on the island. He didn't tell me that he was sick until quite recently when he confided that he was recovering from Stem Cell therapy.
He wasn't one to dwell on the negative and really seemed to take life by the horns.
Last year, he told me he would be gone for a month or so, he was going to Thailand to help with some rescued elephants with an old circus friend. Wow! I just couldn't let that go and asked him to send me a few pictures that I could share with my kids. These are them.
RIP Will. You were a true gentleman and I will miss you.
I am a 40 something mom who lives on a beautiful little island in the Pacific NW. It is a wonderful place to raise kids and we have two. This blog is dedicated to my son, Shea, who has a severe speech delay and extensive food allergies. And, to all the parents and people who work with children with special needs.