I was out for a business dinner and came home to this email from Max. Thought I would share with you all. I have been concerned that he spends too much time on the computer. I guess it is ok. Another soldier has volunteered.
I am ready for my second infusion tomorrow afternoon.
From: Barb Owens
Sent: Thu 11/1/2007 6:42 PM
To: Owens, Jim
Subject: max-- joins the Livestrong army
tonight i was eating dinner with mom and was telling her about some great ideas i have for LiveStrong.
Here is my story.....by Maxwell M.Owens, age 8.
"i was thinking about a television commercial that would play during the Tour de France. First Lance would come on and tell the story about LiveStrong. 'There are 10 million cancer survivors in the USA.
This is not a joke. Cancer is pain, lost, & love. We've lost [insert statistic for # of cancer deaths] in the last [insert timeframe].' Then there would be a series of people who would say, "i'm a survivor",then it would be me and my dad. I would say--- My dad's a survivor. I want to help the LiveStrong association by making contributions and fundraising. I've lost two people to cancer. My mom lost her mom and i lost my grandpa Bob. Over the years my parents have gone to Ride for the Roses and i have had to stay home. In 2007 I got to go to the 2007 Ride for the Roses in Austin, Texas. Me & my cousin finally got to go for the first time. It was really good. All the speakers, all the gifts! the things they've done for cancer patients and survivors. What I thought was the best was all the things they said. LiveStrong is one very helpful thing for cancer patients. And I want to be part of the LiveStrong Army like my Dad. I'm going to pass th is on to MY children and family, and firends. THE END"
by Max Owens 7:40pm 11/1/07