Tom Brady’s Toughest Fan
10-year-old Logan Schoenhardt has been battling cancer most of his life. He has endured 6 brain surgeries. Before his 6th and final brain surgery, he asked the surgeon to engrave the number 12 in the side of his skull – the number of his idol – Tom Brady. The little guy had been through so much, his parents agreed saying, “What could it hurt.”
A few weeks later, Tom Brady heard about Logan and his story. Brady sent Logan a video message to let him know that he was thinking of him. Later in 2016, Logan and his parents received the bad news that his cancer had returned and spread to his spine. This time the cancer was inoperable. This time the cancer was going to win.
The sad news traveled to Tom Brady and the New England Patriot’s organization. Together they helped Logan achieve his #1 goal on his bucket list. Logan was invited to attend a game and given VIP passes to meet his hero, Tom Brady. While this didn’t stop the cancer, it did bring a huge smile to his face.
Dr. Hoedel’s Perspective: This is one more reminder to count your blessings. So many of us have it so good and don’t take the time to realize it. We do take our health for granted and complain about what’s for dinner, what grade we received or having to do our chores. We forget to feel joy when we wake up without pain. So, this holiday season I wish you the simple gifts of joy happiness. Take time to enjoy the simple things in life. Laugh out loud, smile and spread your joy with others.
Your Turn: 1) What message do you take from this blog and this video? 2) If you were going to engrave something on your skull, what would it be?