I prayed on many days for these "Better Days" and now, in a moment’s realization, it was time again to be thankful, be grateful, and appreciate how good things are right now. I mean, is there a time that matters more than right now?Read More
With a share of a section championship in hand, the Cavaliers were awarded a home match for the first round of the playoffs. This again brought more attention to Thad and the team. Thad was discussed on MSA's selection show, and the threat of this team making a playoff run really had teams outside section 1AAA paying attention to this issue.Read More
The team had built on the good feelings coming out of Jam the Gym, and learned as the first half wound down what their roles would be. Thad's strong play on the outside gave the middles extra room as teams put their best blockers on him and Faye and Maddie, reaped the benefits.Read More
The hashtag tells a lot of the story, but not all of it. I started out afraid. Cancer does that. I'm not afraid anymore, just looking very much forward to what we can do next summer, and in the summers to comeRead More
It is with great pride that I share Gracie's award winning essay here. I hope you find it as moving and inspiring as I did. All three of these young ladies will represent Jaime's scholarship well!!!Read More
I'm not sure about everyone else, so I will only speak for myself when I say I totally underestimated what Jam the Gym would come to symbolize to us, and to our community. For different reasons every Jam the Gym would mean something new.Read More
Thad was a hard worker and a good leader. The team blossomed with him on board. The girls accepted him as they would a brother. It was a favorable mix. You might imagine this group would be easily distracted with everything that was happening around them. They never were.Read More
The dark of night hid the names on the signs and luminaria, until daybreak, and soon the names became familiar. Nancy Johnson, Frank Delvecchio, and yes Jaime Vick. The relay is where I first remember hearing young Jaime's story.Read More
Later as Thanksgiving approached Jory Rand came out to the school to do a special story on both Ellen and Jaime. By this time both were doing so well, and the mood was much more positive.
We are so thankful for the media and their professionalism and kindness.
She told me how important it was that I give my speech, that so many were here, waiting to hear what i had to say. It took everything I could muster just getting started. The speech was about angels and how they appear when you need them most. They do too...Read More
That night she walked in, sat down next to me and told me what Ellen's diagnosis was. Then she lost it. After we both held each other and cried..she looked at me and I will never forget what she said to me....Ellen is going to be fine.Read More
I know that writing these stories has a dual purpose. One is to detail this courageous story one last time, making sure we have it here, so we can remember. The other is more selfish. I need to get this out of me, before the memories fade. There is a cost however as I get closer and closer to the parts of this story I hate the most.Read More
The good news was the athletic nature of the girls in this small town, the bad news was because there were so few students, the really involved ones were doing so many different things, being pulled in so many directionsRead More