Fighting Melanoma .... again

Anyone that knows me knows that I have so much pride and that this is actually so difficult for me to do but I really have no other choice as the bills are adding up and I am getting behind on my financial responsibilities because of the medical costs and that is causing me extra stress which I do not need right now.

I have dealt with Melanoma cancer 15 years ago when I was 36 and went through all this but I am now 51 and its tougher for many reasons but most of all because it’s in a much different area and hell let’s get real, I was 15 years younger and still full of piss and vinegar.

I have had to move in with my Uncle Bob because I can save money and most important of all I don’t want to be alone. He, my cousin Scott and My daughters Sophia and Lucia and of course my beautiful MOM and brothers Adam, MVP Pat and of course Peter. They are all keeping my spirits up and making sure I eat and drink and by the way not beer for those who know my uncle Leo.  I love them so much and they are showing me no sympathy but treating me like how my father Paul Arthur Dooley was treated with respect and compassion.

My father was stricken with Multiple Sclerosis and he never ever complained about his anything. He is my rock even though he passed away on August 2, 1988. Whenever it gets to me I always look up and by the way we all look up and I remember so many examples of courage and selfishness that he taught anyone that was lucky enough to have known him. I miss him so much right now.  He was the best dad and I realize that more than ever when I feel like I can’t deal with this horrible disease.

BUT I AM HIS SON AND I WANT TO MAKE HIM PROUD and hell I don’t want to visit him any time soon. I have do certainly have his sense of humor.

I have the best friends in the world Martin, Danny, Mark, Kenny, and so many more that are also being there for me.  Hey Danny thanks for the offer of the brain cells but it hasn't yet come to that yet but I will let you know when it does.

That’s why it is so hard for me to do this!

sincerely and proudly,

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Michael Dooley 
Providence, RI
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