Retired school administrator Gerry Difford turned 65 on 04/04/04. A momentous occasion made even more so by the fact that he is in his seventh year of surviving myeloma.
Two hundred of his friends and family gathered to celebrate his life and "beating back cancer longer than was ever anticipated." Instead of gifts, guests wrote checks to the IMF, many of them for $65--a dollar for each year of his life.
"Every day is a gift, and life is truly a gift,"Gerry says. "I've been given that gift, and I try to do something every day that for me is worthwhile."
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