My part in the launch event began with our family’s screen debut. The video that was shot recently at our home was played to introduce my story to the attendees. My wife, Betsy, being both well-spoken and beautiful, was the star of the show. Below is a picture of me in the video because she refuses to allow me to publish the photo taken of her. Something about her eyes being closed, she said. At any rate, she won’t let me show it, so you get me instead. My apologies.
After the video played, I was brought up on stage and asked if I could ever imagine, after the year I had been through, being in Chicago standing in front of hundreds of people. I told them the next time I thought I would be the center of attention anywhere would most likely be at my funeral! Never underestimate the power of God is the lesson for us to learn here, I think. He most certainly can bring the dead back to life. Just look at me!
My physician from Moffitt then joined me on stage. He is an awesome guy who saves my life every month. May he live long and prosper. We had a great time of talking back and forth about my experience with Xofigo. Then we went into a Q&A time with the audience. There were good questions, lots of laughter and applause, and even some tears as we interacted with the participants, telling them snippets of this amazing story that God has allowed us all to be a part of.
Thanks to all of you reading this who have kindled your sparks together to bring to me this unexpected blaze of health and gladness. I am struggling greatly to comprehend what all this means to my family and I. There is much to ponder and pray about. Our intent this summer is to rest, recover, and listen to God with regard to our future on this earth, however long it may be. As we do so, we will think of you with great fondness and love, remembering that you stand with us in solidarity and because of that, we are never alone.