A 12-year old boy who has battled a rare form of cancer since he was 7 has made a bold decision. He is stopping his treatments so he can go home and be with his family.
Alex Rodriguez is aware of what his decision means. So is his hometown of Shelbyville, Tenn., which has rallied around the boy who is facing such a stark decision with such maturity and good humor.
That is quite a tough choice for anyone to make. It's also good to see the town rally around him. This part touched me:
Jeffrey McGee, a minister from Edgemont Baptist Church who set up a bank account for donations, is asking stores in the area to cover up their signs with messages to Alex so when he rides through town he can see people supporting him.
Florists in town are putting together blue ribbons for people to hang outside on their mailboxes or street lamps to show their support.
That will probably be his last ride and it will be surrounded by an outpouring of support from his entire town. A great way to go out I should say.