by Michael Wells
This is the time of day I love the most. For some it’s the middle of the night but for me it’s the beginning of a new day. It’s less than 3 days since our baby left us and it’s just so overwhelming. Sherrie and I are just like 2 zombies waiting for a casting call from the next Night of the Living flick. It just is so quiet without our Brady. We miss him so much!
During a time like this, it is ever so interesting how different people act and react. So many people have been just unbelievable. Yesterday was the War at the Shore Lacrosse Tournament and Brittany Herits and her entire family spent the day selling raffle tickets to raise funds for the Hugs for Brady Foundation. My wonderful neighbors Debbie and Dan Pagan drove the 45 miles to help Brittany. Thank you, one and all for everything you’ve done to honor our son.
Our neighbor “Aunt” Ellen Gambatese (the First Lady of South Brunswick) your pasta fasule was incredibly yummy! Katie Denberg thank you for the resized photos of Brady, you’re just amazing!
Tracey Levine, your words in the Guestbook touched my soul and I can see Mark with his arm around Brady treating him like his kid brother. Tracey you are just a magnificent lady.
Nurse Robin, Nurse Practitioner Donna and Dr. Drachtman for the hours which turned into days at our home making sure Brady was never in pain thank you can never express our gratitude. You are all angels in waiting and surely touched by the hand of God.
While this is still my favorite time of the day, our lives will never be the same, our hearts have taken a huge hit but our Brady’s beautiful smile and gentle voice will get us through. Do not worry my love; Mama and Dada will be fine, however prayers, hugs, and good thoughts are ever so welcomed!
“8 Years Later—Still No Cure for Pediatric Cancer” is a series of posts revisiting the journal kept by Sherrie and Michael Wells during the cancer diagnosis and treatment of their son, Brady Michael. Hopefully these entires will provide an understanding of the journey families face when dealing with these horrific diseases and of the important work the Hugs for Brady Foundation does.