2019 Run for the Rose

David & His Mother Gayle at Our Wedding 3/23/1991
David & His Mother Gayle at Our Wedding 3/23/1991

Hillman Heroes

Dear Friends,
When we started the Hillman Heroes Team in April 2016 in honor of my amazing husband, David Hillman’s, courageous fight against Glioblastoma, we never dreamed we’d be where we are today, continuing the fight against this dreadful disease now in loving memory of David and also now in honor of his dear mother, Gayle Hillman, as she was recently diagnosed in November with Glioblastoma also.
     David was diagnosed with Glioblastoma in June 2014 and lost his earthly battle September 22, 2016. David was an amazing husband to me, most special father to Reid, Luke & Addie, adored son, brother, uncle, coach, scout leader, 10 year "Super Dave" Kindergarten Sunday School teacher, motocross mentor, loyal business partner and true, forever friend. He delighted in "loving your neighbor as yourself". To David "there were no small people and ALL people were valuable”. David knew how to live each day to its fullest and even until his last days, he would wake up saying, "Thank you God for today. It's gonna be a great day so let's go live it, baby!" While we miss David beyond measure, we carry him in our hearts forever and have peace knowing that David is with Jesus in his forever home in Heaven.
     Like her son, Gayle is a sacrificial giver in every way. Everyone who knows her knows her gift for giving and her creativity. Her strong faith in our Lord Jesus give her an eternal perspective which carries her and us all onward together. We look so forward to many more special memories ahead with Gayle, lovingly referred to by her grandchildren as “Gg”.
     On behalf of all the Hillman family, we desperately wish for no one else to suffer from this dreadful disease! We are so thankful to the Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation for their vision and to all the oncologists, nurses, and researchers for their expertise and tireless work, care, and passion. We are touched and beyond thankful for all the love and support we have received from all our amazing friends and family throughout these times and cannot say thank you enough!
Let's Help Fight Brain Cancer! We would be honored and LOVE for you to join us in this fight with your presence on Race Day March 31, 2019 or in spirit!!  Thank you!
We are “Forever Changed & Grateful”.

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