But I would like to express a special thanks to Ben and Michelle Nitsch because Michelle made a special trip all the way from Aledo (20 min. west of Ft. Worth) to our house east of Dallas, to drop off a great meal, sandwiches, snacks and a bottle of Cabernet for the weekend. Ben, you have a pretty special wife and mother of two wonderful sons, but I am sure you already know that. Salazar happened to also be in town for the Spurs game and Mark dropped by to visit as well...not bad for a day that started with a chemo cocktail.
We made it to the Spurs game only to be disappointed by a loss, but Khalil helped make it enjoyable by allowing us access to a couple suites which Mike and Eric seem to take full advantage of. Also thanks to Winn, I was able to get a couple early Father's Day gifts for John and Brian to join us for the game and I know at least Brian had fun.
To cap off the day we met up with some old high school soccer buddies and really enjoyed sharing stories and getting caught up. Matt Martucci really added some excitement about the special tomorrow night on Fox 4 about my story that he has put so much effort into.
We also had a surprise visit from Brad Massey, an old San Antonio friend that I had the distinct honor of playing at the college level at UNT with and he was my roommate our freshman year until he moved onto to SMU and excelled at an elite level. His work ethic and discipline, that I have always admired, has made him into the successful man that he is today. Thanks again for making the trip all the way from Atlanta.
I want to continue to extend my ultimate appreciation for the unbelievable support, love, and prayers that seem endless and with such genuine sacrifice.
Eric, Paige, Michelle, Mark, Krisleigh, Paul, Anne, Riley, Jenna, Tammy, Weida, Khalil, and of course Danielle...I cannot express what The Alex Laynor Foundation means to me and how important the success of this effort could mean for other families in a similar situation in the future. Please know that all your hard work and effort has been extremely humbling and that I am very lucky to have such incredible friends who continue to give so much even with all of your hectic lifestyles.