|Posted on Monday, December 29, 2003 - 06:19 am: |
This is an example of what these hunts do for the community and the people involved. They help focus the true spirit of sportsmanship and help sustain and rebuild families. Caring people like this make the world a better place to live and help insure the survival of hunting for the generations to come.
“ Brigid, Thank you so very much for the card and the tape. It is an inspiration to watch these kids taking part in the hunt. The little girl in the tape is a tower of strength .You did a wonderful job of focusing this on the kids.
Now I'm going to give you a little of my family's history in hopes that it will make you understand more as to why these kids inspire my family so much. First, my wife and I know what it is like to loose children .We lost twin sons shortly after birth .That was in 1980, but it seems like yesterday. We have 5 girls ranging in age from 12 to 22,all are healthy, loving great girls.
For the last three years my wife has been slowly showing the signs of Huntington's. She refuses to admit there is a problem and will not go to the doctor. Her father, aunt and grandmother all had Huntington’s it is hereditary. So now my daughters and I watch and live with the fear that one day, one of them may also end up with this genetic disorder.
Watching your kids go about a hunt with such strength and determination inspires us to realize that there is a tomorrow and hope. They gave us so much more than we gave them. So you can always depend on us to help these kids and others like them whenever possible. I think that God sometimes puts trials in front of us to see if we can remain as giving to others as we should be.
There is a 47 year old Bow-hunter setting here with tears in his eyes, tears of thanks and gratitude .Gratitude for allowing us to help and be inspired by these wonderful kids. May God protect and bless each and every one of them.
Again God bless those who care enough to grant something so wonderful as a Dream.”