On Dec. 17, like every other Dec. 17 since 2002, we will have a small celebration - just Carol, Adam and me - to comemmorate Adam's life-saving bone marrow transplant. It was that day that he received the stuff he needed to build a new and functioning immune system.
Since then, Adam's recovery has been painstakingly slow but he has made it appear easy because he starts every day with a grin and he immediately starts talking about his dreams and his plans for the day and then he almost always tells us about something that he finds funny.
Because he has such an excellent sense of humour and because he doesn't complain that much, it has become relatively easy for us to overlook that fact that he is still suffering. As a result of a rejection-style problem, he still has significantly reduced flexibility in key places likes his hands, wrists and ankles - but he tries hard not to let it bother him.
Nonetheless, we were reminded once again yesterday that it certainly does bother him. Adam fell at school while playing with his pals at recess. It wasn't a big deal - scraped elbow and bruised ego only, this time - but, if not for his lack of flexibility, this would have been nothing and he would have moved on.
This reinforced for us why raising money for the CI Society is so important.
We very much appreciate everything that many people have done for us in the past and we appreciate the support and participation we have received at Adams Game Golf Classic.
Thank you very much.