A Tragic few days…

It’s been a tough couple of days for my family.

If you’ve been watching the news then you know that Enterprise High School in Enterprise, AL was hit by a tornado on Thursday afternoon. So far, 17 people have been found dead.

Here’s a slide show of pictures of the aftermath.

My wife and her best friend, Kathy, graduated from Enterprise High School in 1995. Kathy’s parents and sister still live there. Kathy’s sister’s house was damaged by the tornado. It’s just surreal and sad the damage that can happen to people so close to home. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone.

Another tragic bit of news came this afternoon. My Uncle Mike, diagnosed with Advanced Prostate Cancer last year, finally succumbed around 11:30am. You can see his picture on the lower right of this blog. He started the First Friday Foundation to raise awareness for Prostate Cancer. Here’s a better picture of the link:

Mike

The image above is a picture of him in high school. The image is linked to the website for First Friday Foundation. Take a look, and remember, 1 in 6 men will be stricken with Prostate Cancer, get your PSA Blood Levels checked when you turn 45.

My family is pretty close. My cousins Micheal & Megan and my brother and me were always really good friends. We loved going to Ohio to visit my Aunt and Uncle and just hanging out with them at their house playing board games and watching TV. Every year we used to go to Myrtle Beach for a week in the summer. It was some of the best times of my life. Life being the way it is, we haven’t been able to see them as much as I would like the last few years and I hope that changes. I love all of them and will thankfully see them soon. I know Uncle Mike is in a better place now.

I’ll miss you greatly, Mike. We all will. Tell Grandmother, “Hello”.

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3 Responses to “A Tragic few days…”

  1. Pax and Steph,

    We are very saddened to hear of both of your losses. Uncle Mike, the tornado victims, and their families will be in Jackie and I’s prayers, as well as the both of you, of course.

    Steve

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