This is our journey with our daughter Shannon through treatment for, and ultimately death from, a brainstem glioma tumor. We continue to write about our lives after Shannon's passing as we try to carry on her spirit. We are writing from the heart - parental discretion advised.
Tuesday May 3, 2011
A remarkable day in a remarkable journey. The ups and downs of this deal are just exhausting!
Tonight's exhaustion - the result of a giant up. Shannon was able to compete in a high school golf meet. And she competed like a normal JV player shooting a 65 in her 9-hole match on Eastwood Golf Club's front 9. She finished 9th out of 16 golfers entered in the JV meet. As a team, Mayo's JV shot a season-best 206. The Spartan Varsity shot a season-best 349. Those are really good scores folks! Heck, two girls in the varsity meet carded 18-hole scores of 73! So for a kid that loves sports - a family that loves sports - it was just a thrill to be a part of. Jen and I were nervous wrecks, but Shannon continues to amaze and come through in the clutch.
It's difficult to put into words how grateful we are for the opportunity Coach Myhro and an incredibly unselfish roster of Spartan golfers gave this family. Love and Thanks. Those two words will have to do.
After a celebratory dinner we returned home to watch Frankie Liriano finish off a no-hitter vs. the hated White Sox. Shannon was so excited about that we could hardly get her to sleep. Us too. It's amazing what a little sunshine can do for ya!