Continued from page 1
Sam battled cancer hard. He once gave a news conference day after a round of chemotherapy before Super Bowl. As he balanced himself on podium, he said, "You have your good days and your bad days. I am just glad I am having days, you know?"
**From someone who witnessed Sam Mills' courage**
"I met Mr. Mills as we were both receiving chemotherapy last year at CHOA. I specifically remember him speaking to a young man who was also receiving chemo and was so impressed with his attitude toward young man. I had no idea he wasn't doing well. He was an extremely kind person and meeting him under horrific circumstances is definitely 'bitter-sweet.' " Cindy Helder
Although his football nickname was "Field Mouse", Sam was a giant at heart. Everyone was someone to Sam Mills.
**From a friend of Sam Mills**
"Sam, you always called me by name. You told me I wasn't just a fan but a friend that meant so much. Thanks for friendship, smiles, encouragement. Because of you I will "Keep Pounding". We miss you." Flight Attendant/Golf caddy Jacque' kendall
Personally, I came to know Sam Mills when I watched him, at least twice a year, play against my beloved San Francisco 49ers.
Even though he was on 'other team', I marveled at his leadership and courage on field. I admit---I secretly wished "we" had him on "our" team.
Rest in Peace #51
--- Keep Pounding Fund, c/o Carolinas HealthCare Foundation, P.O. Box 32861, Charlotte, NC 28232.
On-line gifts can be made through Web site at: http://www.givechf.org.
----------------------------------------------------- Ronnie Kimball is a co-publisher of REACH HIGHER, The Good NewsLetter. To get the Good NewsLetter and hear samples of Ronnie's CD, REACH HIGHER, go to: http://www.reachhigher.com