Monday, September 28, 2015

Superheroes

Life can be downright cruel sometimes.

I keep losing and regaining the same 10 lbs. My investments are tanking at an alarming rate. And we're still bemoaning the lack of peace in the Middle East.

But for this one day, I actually made a point of turning on the evening news and having my daughter watch alongside me.

Edmonton Oilers captain extraordinaire, Andrew Ference, was "kidnapped" and required rescuing by 6-year-old SpiderMable, who has been battling cancer for the last two years.

My daughter -- who lost both grandfathers to cancer -- was shocked to hear that a little girl like her was so sick.

"But she can't fight crime -- she has cancer!"

Well luckily, for this one day, SpiderMable could do anything. And she raised morale for an entire city during a time when we desperately needed something for which to cheer.