Courageous, brave, dedicated, loving, and strong.These are just a few of the wonderful things that I could say about my brother. When Ray was told that he had cancer in June 2010. That changed our family and put a new perspective on life for me.
I have always veiwed cancer as a death sentence. My grandmother and uncle died of cancer. So with my brother that hit me like a ton of bricks.
Watching Ray dealing with leukemia over the past year has been tough. Words can not express the pain in my heart..However, my brother is determine to fight and win against cancer.
Ray loves football. Wow! I remember when Ray played Little League Football. Every Saturday we would go to his games and he was determine to do his best. He would always tell his teammates that they did good. Even if they lost. He carried the spirit for the team.
Now at age 18, Ray is a warrior on and off the Football team. The challenges that my brother are faced with each day are so much more that I could deal with. Each morning Ray get up, no matter how he feels he on his knees praying before going off to school. Then off to school he goes....
Chemo pills each night and a host of other pills daily is a challenge for anyone. Monthly trips to the hospital for the next 2 years. Nonetheless, Ray takes his meds and don't fuss...
Ray loves Football and the love that he has for Middle Creek High School is overwhelming. I was glad to see that his team-mates, community, and Middle Creek School rally behind him through his battle.
Ray is a fighter and a inspiration to everyone that he encounters. Ray you are a survivor. I have learned so much from your strength. I just want to say "thanks"..I'm glad that the coaches at Middle Creek High School nominated Ray for the High School Rudy Award. I can't think of anyone more than Rashawn King that deserve this award.
Love you Ray