April 27, 2014 vs. April 26, 2015

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 27,2014:

April 27, 2014. Our 5K Memorial Marathon partners.

April 27, 2014. Our 5K Memorial Marathon partners.

April 26, 2015:

D and I after the Memorial. Such a privilege to have her willing to push me this year.

April 26, 2015. D and I after the Memorial. Such a privilege to have her willing to push me this year.

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.

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7 thoughts on “April 27, 2014 vs. April 26, 2015

  1. Love you both so much and I’m so grateful you got to spend that day together honoring the victims and survivors of 4/19/95❤️You two are such an inspiration and exemplify true kindness and service to humankind in all you do!!

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  2. Kenny, lil brother, you are my rock. I love you to pieces. Danielle, you are an amazing lady. I have so much respect for you. I love ya both.

    J

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  3. I am at a loss for words. You two people I have known for quite a while, and granted it’s been a long time since we’ve seen each other or even had a convo, I’ve always tried to keep up your story. Kenny your heart,courage,and determination is truly heart stopping. Danielle, your understanding,dedication,loyalty,and love for your husband is undeniable. You guys are so beautiful inside and out. Sending infininate amounts of prayers for you guys…. ❤

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  4. My heart goes out to both of you. You two both are an inspiration to all. I will be diligently praying for both of you. Psalm 34:19-20 “The righteous person faces many troubles, but The Lord comes to the rescue each time. For The Lord protects the bones of the righteous; not one of them is broken!”

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  5. Thanks Kenny and Danielle for this blog! Kenny(Gator) as you were in high school r a true inspiration to me pray God gives u a full healing! Danielle your a true example of what a wife should be for this world one who stands by her husband in sickness and in health and hear u got to push Kenny in the marathon was amazing news. Prayers for the both of you may God bless many more years to come.

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  6. Kenny,
    Reading this left me at a loss for words. I know that we have not been in touch in quite some time, but know that we are sending you and Danielle positive thoughts and prayers. I will never forget the moment we met on 3G in 2004. Through your strength, perspective, and attitude, you gave me an incredible amount of confidence when I started my treatment. I will always be indebted to you for that. Thank you for sharing you and Danielle’s journey with us.

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