Last spring, Mike Lamonica, a co-worker, came to work with his head shaved. I of course commented on the modification – something like “it’s about time you got that rats’ nest under control” or possibly using slightly stronger language. He then told me about St. Baldrick’s. Mike lost his beautiful daughter Juliana to cancer at age 3.
This year in addition to donating I volunteered as a shavee on Mike’s team JJ’s Angels. So on Sunday my 49 teammates and I all lined up Army style in front of a row of chairs at a bar in Syracuse to have removed something that for many of us is in short supply. And it was one of the most moving experiences I can remember.
I’ll be back next year.