BENEFITING: CELEBRATE LIFE HALF MARATHON
EVENT DATE: Mar 08, 2015
Michelle Becker wrote -
On behalf of my family, I would like to thank Hospice of Orange & Sullivan County for making it possible for the captain of our family to be with his loved ones during the hardest months of his life. Pop and his bride chose together how to deal with the crappy diagnosis of colon cancer in May of 2014. Our family loved Pop, and honored his choice. Pop had the love of his bride, and his amazing children/spouses, his 9 proud grandchildren, his brother in law and his brother by his side for the summer of 2014. We continued to laugh, watch the history channel, drink coffee and drink warm beer with Pop until his last day. He even hit his lotto numbers three times in one week this summer! He was able to wish his grandson Joey, and his fiancé Tori well wishes for their wedding day, and was able to watch the ceremony via video. We always updated Gram and Pop on family events, but this summer Pop got daily visits from his family and loved hearing what the kids were all up too. He heard how well Nick and Jules were doing in sports, how Jacob’s driving skills were coming along, what concerts Michelle and Scott were going to, how Victoria and Joey arrived home safe from their honeymoon, what picture Carlina was drawing that day, and how much Claire was enjoying Spain. He even got visits from his grandchildren’s dogs! He spent his days with his kids and their spouses making new memories, being silly and having fun on the back porch. He also enjoyed time spent with his brother-in-law Andrew, and his brother Mario this summer. He still got to have his morning coffee with his bride, and if you knew Pop he never went anywhere without his bride! His nurse advised the family to prepare for his final day. He held on for the love his family this summer. He spent many priceless memories with visitors and loved when everyone was together.
Without the support of Pop's team from Hospice of Orange and Sullivan County, none of this would have been made possible. Pop really loved his team of staff members that aided him in loving each day he spent with his family. Hospice wouldn't be made possible without donations. The Family of Michael Carbone would love to give back and thank HOSPICE OF ORANGE AND SULLIVAN COUNTY for the love and support. Please support this cause, and wish Michelle Luck in running her third half marathon, this time for the love of her Pop, and the amount of love he has given his entire family!!!!!