Dick, who has overcome several serious medical issues that began in the mid-90s after he was attacked at a New York ATM -- such as two strokes and major back surgery -- told me that if he could survive all the bumps he's driven over in the past decade so could I. Elaine emphasized, "We will beat this."
Dick was shocked to learn about my medical condition but confident I'll overcome this obstacle, as he so successfully has done with his uphill battles.
He had Elaine at his side every step of the way. I have Catherine, who truly is an amazing woman in her own right.
With encouragement from friends and support from this family I don't think I'll have too rough a time ahead.