Thank you for giving me the opportunity to know Tony. Thank you for his smile, for his stories, for his strength and endurance. Thank you for his hope. Thank you for the things you taught me through Tony - how to live, and how to fight this disease with courage and grace. Thank you for letting me get home to see him one more time, to be able to tell him good-bye. Thank you that he was surrounded by so many friends and family members who loved him. He always loved a good audience! Thank you that he didn't suffer long...
Please bless Debbie, their kids, and their family today. Give them the strength they need to make it through these days. Please hold them tightly in your hands and heal their broken hearts.
October 14, 1956 - August 5, 2010
"He will wipe every tear from their eyes,
and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain.
All these things are gone forever.”