I have a different kind of a share today. Instead of “crafting inspiration”, I’m sharing “personal inspiration” in the form of a friend, mother and angel who’s dedicated her life to helping others. And shown me how to live, even when your time is short.
You may remember last week I did the Colon Cancer Walk in support of my friend Debbie Whitmore (click here for story). Debbie has stage 4 metastic colon cancer, she spent last week (and the last of her ‘good days’) in Disney World on the “trip of a lifetime” with her husband and 4 children. The trip was funded by a “Gofundme” from all of her friends, the Whitmores had never been to Disney and we chipped in to make that dream come true…which it did.
The day before they were scheduled to come home, Debbie was becoming jaundice and was rushed home from Florida. She went directly to Brigham & Women’s hospital. Where she learned that her liver was in end stage failure. She went home from the hospital Monday night, to be at peace with her family (and begin hospice). Last night, she left this earth to be with the Lord. It was very quick and an emotional week. God is at work, and he has called an angel to be with him. She leaves behind a family of amazing kids, who will carry on her legacy.
Debbie has been such a huge inspiration to me, and a hero. It’s hard to believe these pictures of her and her family were from just last week. I have posted a couple of videos below – Debbie did these interviews for NESN and WEEI a couple of months ago. Her beautiful smile and personality shine through every word and I hope she can inspire you too.
WEEI Radio: Debbie Whitmore with D&H at Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon
Holley calls Debbie Whitmore one of the most amazing people he’s ever met. She joined the show on Day 1, August 14 of the 2014 Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon. Just 3 months ago….