We are thankful for Ron and his ute.
|Dui who usually dislikes people, loves to sit near Ron and get head scratches.|
Ron comes to the river nearly every day because his dog, Kelly loves it. Kelly was hit by a ute about two years ago and was seriously hurt. But Ron, a pensioner, paid the huge bills to help his best friend.
He is a gentle soul one of the world's gentlemen. Quiet, accepting of life's curve balls, and faces the world with humour and level-headedness.
He is 91, and has recently been diagnosed with lymphoma which has invaded every part of his body. His prognosis is months.
Ron went into action to ensure his wife who is frail and suffers epilepsy will be cared for. He has visited lawyers, cemetaries, funeral homes etc. to get his affairs in order. Because if there is a job to do, you just get on with it.
Every morning we wait to see if he shows up. Some mornings he is too tired or his legs are too swollen to walk around the track, but he brings his beloved Kelly and will doggedly walk with her because she loves it.
We are thankful for every minute we have left with Ron.