To my son Tommy,
It occurs to me that struggle ends in just two ways and most often ends with loss, sorrow, and grief. I know so many that struggled with the health of loved ones and though their life may be easier now in their daily rigamarole, they would give anything for one more day of struggle. Perhaps that is just selfish insight from a guy whose role is more that of a supporting actor and not the leading star in whatever health documentary reality tv show we are living. For the star, struggle just ends. So when people ask how you can handle such stress and such difficulties, tell them you are blessed and you welcome the struggles of life, because the most likely alternative plain out sucks.
Sincerely with love from your dad,