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"I am so excited about the Dickie V gala this week as we raise money for cancer research. Sarasota will be the sports capital of the world." Dick Vitale
Dick Vitale's Weekly Poll
As it appeared on www.dickvitaleonline.com in August 2006 by DIck Vitale:
They came out to support Payton and her family. She has been undergoing chemotherapy both in All-Children's Hospital in Florida and now at Duke. The parents, Holly and Patrick, have gone through so much, watching their girl go through such tough times. They are so strong and courageous.
Holly and Patrick spoke to the crowd and it was heart-wrenching. There wasn't a dry eye in the house.
Our house was filled with such love and jubilation, though it was heartbreaking when Payton was in so much pain and had to leave. I can't thank people enough ... they extended a hand to a family in need. That is so special to see people coming through. That is called love and it means so much when you bring a smile to other people's faces.