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Never Give Up | Jamie Derosier


We lost our Nana to ALS 14 years ago and it still is hard for our family to move on from her passing.  We watched her battle with this horrific disease and saw her unwavering strength during this fight.  She had the kindest heart and could always be there for a good laugh or cry.  I miss her every single day and often wish we could just have one more day with her.  She shows me that life is short and you need to live your life with kindness and love always.  This year I will run this race in honor of how she had a thirst for life and living it to the fullest.

This is from my Auntie Peggy's Eulogy - 

Thank you for showing us every day that the most important thing in life is your family.

Thank you for creating a family that grew stronger and closer because of your guidance and support.

Thank you for making a home that felt like a big warm hug every time you walked thru the door.

Thank you for taking care of dad and showing us every day what a truly successful marriage is.

Thank you for being the best wife, mother, Nana and friend anyone could ask for.

Thank you for teaching us to be a loving and caring person as you have been all your life.

Thank you for providing us the greatest tools to succeed in life, love, understanding and support.

Thank you for believing in us when we weren’t sure what we were doing was right.

Thank you for allowing us to stand on our own and make our own choices but always being there to support us no matter what happened.

Thanks for giving us the perfect cards, gifts and parties for all occasions.

Thank you for having such a great sense of humor and making us want to see you laugh until you cried.

Thank you for living a life that anyone would be proud of and proving that success is not determined by how much you make but rather how much you are loved.

Thank you for visiting my Falmouth Road Race® runner site. I am excited to be participating in this event to raise funds for Compassionate Care ALS. Raising funds from the Falmouth Road Race will allow CCALS to continue to provide direct services and durable goods to ALS patients, their families, and their caregivers. Please give generously and assist us in making a difference in the lives of those affected by ALS.