The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2014 – Adreian and Lacey

“She has taught me to fight through everything…to always continue to have a smile on my face even when things go wrong.”

When I first saw a news feature on Adreian Payne and Lacey’s connection, my heart instantly warmed. I found this video and wanted to share it (not just because I’m a Spartan Fan and its March Madness, Go Green!). There are so many things that AP says in the video that I wanted to quote, but I really liked that he shared what she taught him. Not how it makes him feel, but what she contributed to his life. Not only does he give her some light and happiness while she’s battling a terrible, unforgiving disease, but she teaches him the power of a smile. Of kindness.
And they get to share that with us. Hope sparks hope. Who are you sharing your light with today?

I have good days and bad days, and my bad days are in now way comparable to Lacey’s good days I’m sure. It makes me think, when I’m feeling so terrible and pained, how do I act? Do I smile? Can I smile more? What are others taking away from this? Do people feel better when part ways, or worse?
I don’t want sympathy. I want understanding. I don’t want sadness. I want laughter and joy. I don’t want to be inhibited. I want to be inspired. I’m trying to make a more conscious effort to put this forth. Thank you, Lacey, for your story. You’re an inspiration to us all. I hope you continue to heal and battle and kick cancer to the curb.

Want to support Lacey? Follow her on twitter: @adorablelacey
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Want to make a donation?:
Lacey Holsworth
P.O. Box 101
St. John’s, MI, 48879


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