Who am I?
My name is Ed Higgins. I'm forty years old and have been diagnosed with a very aggressive t-cell lymphoma. My doctor has told me that I likely have less than two months to live.
More importantly, I'm the father of two boys, and they could use your help.
Who is this for?
My son Logan is 14 years old, and is a talented musician. He's currently first chair trombone for his school district, in addition to being accepted into all-district honor band. He's also a member of his school's Robotic's Club and Jazz Band.
Logan is one of the funniest people I know, and I'm not just saying that because he's my son. He genuinely makes me laugh more than anyone else I've met in a long time.
Obviously it's still early, but Logan would love to grow up to be a music teacher and share his love of live music with as many people as possible.
My other son Declan is 12 years old. He was diagnosed with Type-1 Diabetes several years ago, but has had a great attitude and fought through every challenge that's been put in front of him.
"Dex" has an incredibly sharp wit and one of the quickest memories I've ever seen. He's really into history, to the point where he spends his free time studying Otto von Bismark and teaching the rest of the family about the collapse of the Indus River Civilization.
Why does anyone need money?
Both of these boys are absoluting buzzing with potential. As amazing as they are as teenagers, I can only imagine how incredible they'll be as adults.
Unfortunately, I'm not going to be here to see that.
As their father, my role in life is like the space shuttle booster, pushing these boys as high and as far as I can before giving out and letting them soar on their own.
College is part of that, and tuition is part of that. The idea that the futures of these two amazing people could be limited because of my illness is unfair and upsetting.
That's where you come in. I don't know how much the boys will need in the future, but I figure anything can help. If you have $5, or $10, or any amount of spare change, please just leave whatever you can to provide a little more fuel to help these boys soar.
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