so i'm driving home from my hair appointment this afternoon, listening to the radio and the dj starts to introduce the next song. immediately i turn the volume up after i hear what has been said. the song that was about to play had been written about coweta county (a county right near where i go to school) firefighter, Chris Landreau who is no longer fighting fires but fighting stage 4 t-cell lymphoma. he was diagnosed this past february and has just finished his first round of chemotherapy at Emory in Atlanta. during the song they stopped it every so often to tell more about him and his family and of course i'm balling my eyes out. he has a his wife and two little girls, 6 and 4. i cannot even begin to imagine what their family is going through. there are a few fundraisers that are raining money in his honor to help cover medical coast as well as traveling to and from atlanta. you can even download the song on itunes "A Heart of a Champion" by Corbette Jackson Featuring The Lost Trailers and 100% of the money from the downloads will go towards his battle. naturally i ran into the house and download it as soon as my slow-as-molasses-in-january itunes let me! i still can't listen to it all the way through without balling. i am amazed at the way the community has rallied around this man to give him strength and support in their time of need.
here's the song, but i'm warning you, grab a box of tissues before you press play.