This day in my life is an unforgettable day. Here’s why in no particular order. On June 17, 2002 my father succumbed to cancer after an 11 month battle. He was not only my father, but my best friend, confidant, and boss. My dad taught me so much, things that I will never forget. Miss you dad! On June 17, 2008 I was blessed with a beautiful niece. I am so thankful to have her in my life. She is so great! She shows me love as her uncle and is a reminder that my dad is always here with us. That same day June 17, 2008 my girlfriend (at that time) and I were on our way to Minnesota. I had my appointment at Mayo Clinic the next day. What I heard up there changed my life. So, June 17th will always be a day to remember for me.