Blessed By Friends: “Reid Strong.”
Thursday March 05th 2015, 7:06 pm
Filed under: Friends, Leukemia

Last Saturday, I started receiving tons of text messages. It was a while before I could check all of my messages and see the breadth of what a special group of my high school friends and their families had done for me. I am truly moved by their generosity of thought and support. Here’s what I received, roughly in order, with some quotes that stood out:

The Shirt

“Reid, you continue to inspire us with your strength and we all want you to know we are here to support you always. You are loved all across the country and abroad. This is for you Reid!!”

Sachen Babies

Sachen Alex and Summer

Summer Superstar

Sachen Four


David and Claire

David Boot Camp

David and Matt

Matt and Tiffany



“Reid, you’re a true hero! Keep fightin the good fight! We all stand with you!!!”



Mallgrens Gavin

Mallgren Kickball

“Same here. My kickball team is Reid Strong. It took exactly three seconds before everyone wanted a bracelet. You inspire even those that have never met you.”


Millman Sasha

Matt and Morgan

Sullivan Four

Christina David and Matt

“Hey! Guess who I ran into into today in SF… love and miss you!” (from Christina Reynolds, Better Than The Machine veteran, close college friend, guest in a city of 8.3 million)

Christina and Cassie

“Some more love from across the country.” (From Cassie Haynes, close college friend, actual resident of city of 8.3 million)


And, finally, of course, the Levins all suited up in Reid Strong gear generously sent to us.

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This is wonderful! I hope this gives you a sense of how much your strength, humor friendship and determination to keep fighting for your health and the life you want inspires so many people. People from all over the country have your back!

Comment by Krista Harris 03.05.15 @ 8:43 pm

Love this! And like the new blog format too!

Comment by Marci 03.05.15 @ 10:00 pm

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