My daddy was and will always be my hero. My daddy taught me my whole life that ethics, morals, and effort are all you need to succeed. I have learned that those lessons taught to me are true. I learned it best when I realized that not only were the lessons taught verbally, but also from my daddy's example. My daddy was diagnosed with asbestiosis from working in the military. My dad refused to pursue a lawsuit stating that was the side effect he will have to endure for the honor of serving his country. My daddy went to heaven on October 6, 2010. Numerous people at daddy's funeral got up to speak and all said the same consistent thing....Jerry Thompson taught ethics, morals, and effort by example and he never faltered from those things. Everyday I try to live my life by example hoping the legacy I leave behind will show the same things my daddy did. Our family has organized a team for a 5k walk to raise funds for lung research in honor of my daddy. Our team name is TEAM EME for ethics, morals, and effort.
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