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Still Around

I had cancer a while back 
and  at last year's  Thanksgiving I threw a football and I 
could barely send it a couple of feet
After a tasty Thanksgiving feast 
this year I picked up a mini football
and played catch for about 45 minutes
And man, did that feel good!

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  1. Date: 2/27/2014 1:45:00 PM

    Its good to read of your success against this Illness Matthew, take care Joe..'

  1. Date: 3/26/2013 9:06:00 PM

    I have a 7 year old child that I babysit WHO is recovering from cancer, she is finally able to get back out and play with other Miss and just enjoy being a child again. we went outside to dig worms so she could feed my turtle. While digging she looked at me and said " Joanna this is the funnest days ever, I havent played outside in a Long time" It truely is the little things in life we take for granted. This simple poem brought me to tears. Congradulations on your health and keep writing.

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 10:43:00 PM

    Yes, you told me about your writing for some magazines. That is really great. Wish I made money with my writing!

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 12:24:00 AM

    wow, that is amazing. Thank God for our miracles! no, I did not even really realize the inaguaration was going on today Matt. I have been very busy!!

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 11:47:00 AM

    Congrats on being a survivor and I hope that you continue to heal..Very expressive work about this time in your life..Sara