I thought that a little glance back a year ago would be cool.
For the past four years, Danielle and I have attempted to go out, show our respect, and pay tribute to all those who were impacted by the tragic events that unfolded on April 19, 1995, in downtown Oklahoma City.
April 26, 2015:
As race day approached this year, I was pretty bummed that there was a good chance I wouldn’t be able to participate, as there have been some health concerns surface. As some of you know, I’m not one to give in very easily, but I knew I wasn’t going to be able to complete the race this year on my crutches like I have the past three years. I had not quite given up all hope on the race, but I was pretty set on not being able to take part in the Memorial Marathon.
On Friday, I got a text from D saying that she needed to go by and grab our bibs for the race. Once she got home from work, I asked her about her thoughts on the race and she was excited about the opportunity to be able to still participate, even if it meant that she may have to push me in the wheelchair! As hard as it was to swallow my pride of not being able to crutch the race, her words and her enthusiasm far surpassed anything that could have held me back from participating.
It was a wonderful day. And I am so happy to have had the time with her that day to share that moment, once again. One never knows when the next moment may be the last. Personally, I have been trying to make a conscious effort to make sure that my selfishness doesn’t take away in letting someone else enjoy a moment that I may see as being something embarrassing…
MEDICAL UPDATE FOR KENNY
***For an update on how things are going. I started chemotherapy yesterday. It was suggested that I start a chemotherapy within the next few weeks due to the disease in my lungs. I am doing chemotherapy that will involve me going to the chemotherapy room each day for a few hours, then come home. It is a 21 day regiment which will let me be off for 16 days after the five days on. I’ll try and continue to throw in updates when possible.