Dear Tony

Dear Tony,

As we all sit anxiously awaiting your test results, I want you to remember a few things. First of all, understand that you are one of the most genuine and sincere individuals I have ever known. Everyone knows that and everyone loves that about you. For 30 years I have had the honor of calling you a friend. And for at least 30 more, I’ll continue to do the same.

Now here is where you need to take a step back and try to release your fear and worry. You don’t have to own the wait and anticipation. You don’t have to worry about the “what ifs” and the next steps. Rest comfortably knowing that you are in good hands and receiving the best care possible. Let the experts do what they know how to do. Take things in small incremental doses, manage the things that you can manage, and keep the faith.

You have lived your entire life “the right way”. You are devoted to your family, faith, and friends and you have proudly lived every day of your life in celebration of that. Whatever the outcome is, there will be a counter move for you. And if further action is needed from you, you will take it decisively and decidedly….. and will take no prisoners.  

You are one of the strongest men I know, strong enough to fight and conquer whatever crosses your path. You also have an army of people there with you in spirit and supporting you that you can’t even see. 

Be the tough son of a bitch (with the huge soft heart) that I know you are.

Thoughts and prayers continue to flow your way.

Your roomie

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  1. Carter Craigie
    Posted May 27, 2011 at | Permalink

    Hey Tony!

    I have you in my prayers, my friend. We soccer types have to stick together!
    Best wishes,

    Carter Craigie

  2. Coach Dzik
    Posted May 28, 2011 at | Permalink

    I’m confident that all will be well with you. You certainly have many friends and family that will be pulling and praying for you…including our Patroness-Mother Cabrini. Ask her for
    strength, peace and hope. She will not let you down. Her healing powers are ledgendary!
    All the best to you…GO CAVS!!!!

    Coach Dzik

  3. Joseph Romano
    Posted May 29, 2011 at | Permalink

    My thoughts are with you and Diane — Stay strong — Your friends are with you!

    Dr. R.

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