December 2017: You helped me raise $1,621 as part of Team David’s $73,659.
December 2018: You helped me raise $3,165 as part of Team David’s $64,350.
December 2019: I hope you’ll help me raise $3,000!
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is the most extraordinary, compassionate institution I’ve known. It gave my little brother a greater quality and quantity of life during his last two years and continues to support our family in his stead...and it did it all for free.
The weight of David’s fight with cancer has since been replaced with the weight of his absence. I miss him. Not only for who he was – a hero – but also for how he was. Smart, witty. Probably the brightest of us all because he did what was important to him, never wasting time on other things. He was the baby of the family and the glue of our innocence. And I loved him. Still love him. Though it is harder to love someone who is not here to love back.
This is why I will run at the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend every year as far into the future as my legs will carry me. Thank you for joining and supporting this journey - for David, for my family, and for me, it means the world.
In loving memory of David Paul Barlow, 12/16/2000 - 4/10/2017.