Today, my family joined thousands of other people on a 5k walk in participation of the PurpleStride, to raise money for pancreatic cancer research. It was a powerful day with a sea of purple-clad heroes!

My dad passed away in our presence 9 months ago. It’s a bit of a miracle that we were all together, in the same room. All seven of his children and our mother were with him in his final moment.  Today we walk in my dad’s memory and in his honor.

I would trade anything in the world to have my Dad back. Now, I am determined to make this an annual family event to run the Purple Stride.

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