December 4, 2023

Who said that?

Florida's quote of the day

| 11/23/2022

"I’m not sure where to start but ‘thank you’ seems to be the most obvious place."

  -- Bob Croslin

He didn’t know what to tell Emily.

His daughter knew something was wrong, knew he had gone to the hospital. She thought her dad was just exhausted from traveling to Peru, Hawaii and Seattle to shoot a documentary.

From her dorm room in Gainesville, Emily kept calling.

Bob Croslin, who was 47, rehearsed the words: Cancer — Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Chemotherapy. Bone marrow biopsies. Blood transfusions. Hope?

If you had been diagnosed with this 20 years ago, his doctor said, you’d have been dead in six months.

“We’ll figure this out,” said Bob’s wife, Leslie. Together, they called their daughter.

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