In 2007 my life changed forever. I was diagnosed with a grade 3 brain tumor. In many ways, believe it or not, it was the best thing that ever happened to me. Because for the first time, I was clearly able to see the journey Christ wanted me to take in my life.
During my treatment at Duke, I was so grateful that it was me that had this illness and not one of my girls. At times it was hard enough as a grown man to deal with this, I couldn't imagine a little kid going through this.
And that's when it became clear to me that my life would be dedicated to raising the money needed to help find a cure for pediatric brain tumors. I would use my voice on the radio to anyone who would listen, I would urge family and friends to help me in this necessary battle against pediatric brain tumors.
And so I ask you that on occasions like my birthday, Christmas, Flag Day, whatever...don't get me a gift. I don't need anything! I have been blessed! Instead, take the money you would have spent on me and donate it to "Bob's Buddies." That is my heart. And that is a gift that will mean more to me than you'll ever know! And God-willing, we will help my little buddies and cure this disease!
With my whole heart I thank you!