6 years ago

Rarely does a person fight a battle and have both sides – the hometown and the visitor – rooting for them. I not only witnessed this phenomenon last Friday night at the Panhandle/Wellington girls’ area playoff game, but I was also the recipient of the incredible generosity shown by fans from the two rival towns. It’s difficult to put into words how blessed I felt to have both sides cheering for me in my battle with cancer. My family and I were overwhelmed by the love and support shown to us.

If we could thank each person individually we would, but since that is not possible, please accept this expression of our profound gratitude. Your generous donations will be a huge help with travel and medical expenses, but even that can’t compare to the uplifting you produced in my spirit.

I will never forget what you did for me and my family. God bless Panhandle!

Daryon, Shannon, Nathan, Marlee and Major Brown

Editor’s note: Shannon Brown, English Teacher and Coach at Wellington, is Dana Ford’s cousin. She’s been undergoing treatment in Amarillo, but had to go to Houston today for surgery. The cheerleaders from both teams passed a bucket for collections during half-time at Friday night’s game.