This is Courtney’s
She was a little girl, and this was her monkey. Courtney passed away a few years ago with cystic fibrosis. Her mom let me take Brave monkey with me in 2013. When I came home, the monkey went home.
The monkey was with Courtney while she had her lung transplant.
It was such a pleasure and an honor to spend time this evening with Jody and Amy at my grandson’s soccer practice. They are both always so kind. The ability they have to endure so much, puts me in awe of the strength they muster every day. Both have spent time learning everything they can about their respective nemesis. They continue to inspire me as much as anyone I have ever known.