Ben Carries Ball

Ben carries a tennis ball up the steps. This picture was taken in Bill's Mom's home in Ohio around Christmas 1996. This was a good time for her -- wrestling and playing, and even carrying large objects like tennis balls up the steps. On Feb 7, 1997, just about a month later, she had an operation to remove a large tumor from her pancreas which turned out to be lymphosarcoma. When this picture was taken we had no idea that anything was wrong. After the operation she went on chemotherapy. She then had about 6 more good months before dying on August 22, 1997 after lymphoma invaded her pancreas again.

Ben Carries Ball