Let me tell you about someone really special...
Once upon a time there was a guy who really knew how to live life. He not only laughed but inspired laughter. He not only played music and sang, but he danced and ran, smiled and joked and showed up... albeit late. He was a friend amongst friends. He was a man of Houston. A contributor to the literal development and betterment of Houston including Paws on Patios and a leader... on and off the dance floor.
For many years he sought his soul mate and not long ago, in his early 40's, he found this love, married her and shortly after, they had a precious little boy...
...and shortly after that he was diagnosed with brain cancer...
...and shortly after that we find ourselves celebrating his life through pictures, memories and friendships.
Pat was my brother and sister-in-law's best friend from college so he was a part of our lives for more than 20 years. After college they remained steadfast friends and lived within dog-walking distance from eachother. As the little sister, I managed to have the pleasure of calling Pat a friend as well. Pat would join us at the lake and water ski. He joined us for Thanksgivings and Dim sums. He commissioned a rather large painting from me and we stretched the canvas together. He also enjoyed several smaller prints of mine that decorated his home. He was an instrumental part of my first fundraising event for Memorial Park. I ran at Memorial Park for years on the 3 mile track and Pat took me off trails with his dog, Lucy for the first time to show me what he loved about the park. We made art in the Park to help spread the word about my fundraising event and he was the MC of that event.
Pat was a shining bright light that was taken from us much to soon. He lives on in our hearts and we cherish his memory in many ways and often. On March 31st my family will participate in the Run for the Rose to raise money and support brain cancer research through the Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation, and we do it with Team Pat. I will be in Houston to join his wife, many of his friends and my family to be a part of Team Pat.
Pat liked to be the center of attention where he dwelled with great success and fun. Please consider a donation in support of finding a cure for the disease that took Pat from us way too soon and way too fast. Help us keep Pat in the limelight where he loved to be and we loved to behold him by donating today.
From the Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation:
The unwavering support from donors to the Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation has enabled the foundation to give more than $6 million over the past 16 years. Funds remain in Houston and are used immediately to enhance patient care.
- Clinical trials are started and expanded.
- Treatments are expedited from the laboratory to the patient.
- Brain cancer patients do not have the luxury of time.
Researchers receive immediate funding rather than waiting months or years. Our funds have led to extended survival for many patients.
Your donation truly is a gift of life!
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