“I've been living on hope the last three years I'd be able to play again, but my body is just telling me it's not going to happen. I played almost 600 games and wanted to play another 600 more. When I think of all the memories I could have had if I kept playing, it's a little tough. But I'm thankful for the time I did have and all the memories. There were a lot of great ones in Colorado, that's for sure.”
“Another fresh new year is here . . .
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!
This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest . . .
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!
I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!”