The Beast in my Family


So much has been going on in my life lately that I don’t even know where to begin. But I guess the beginning would be a good start.  After over 20 years of being a Police Officer, I retired officially last June of 2014.

I miss the job, but definitely don’t miss the politics. My retirement dinner was great considering I pretty much planned it all. Why Not?  I wanted a Batman theme and it needed to be the way I envisioned it.

That was November also of 2014.  But we as a family received devastating news the same week as my retirement dinner that my 13-year-old god-daughter was diagnosed with Cancer. She had a tumor successfully removed from her front of her brain the day before my dinner and that was Great News for all of us.

To this day, she is going through chemo and follow-up MRI’s showing that the tumor never came back. She is now Cancer Free. But This Epic Battle is not over just yet. My God Daughter has no intention of ever surrendering to this Beast.

The will to live a long and healthy life is so strong in her, is truly amazing to witness. She has a loving family by her side and great friends who love her dearly.  I look at my life  differently now…all because of a 13-year-old girl’s passion to live.



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