One year ago today our niece lost her battle with cancer. She was more than a niece to me and Suzi she was more like our first daughter. We were blessed to spend the last two weeks of her life on earth helping care for her. Donna was brilliant and earned a full ride to UofA eventually earning her law degree there. We spent many days together at WMS, RRS and Bud Walton watching our beloved Hogs. Donna could break down football, basketball and baseball games as well as any man. No telling how many times we called the Hogs together.
Her legacy will be her daughters both very talented ladies. The elder daughter is a rising Junior at the UofA with a full ride like her mom. We think she will become a lawyer too one day. The youngest daughter is an elite basketball player for Fayetteville HS and Woods Elite AAU. She has 8 D1 offers to date and is on the radar of at least 4 SEC schools (including Arkansas). These two are precious reflections of Donna.
Donna’s husband James is a special guy. A wonderful dad and a husband that took care of Donna’s every need with love.
Me and Suzi came in from Tennessee to be with Donna’s mom and dad to help ease the pain of this anniversary. We could use your prayers. The void is though but we have total assurance that Donna is in heaven with Jesus and her loved ones that have passed on. We miss her. Sorry for the long post but many of you understand the pain.