I received this email this morning from Colin, Austin’s Team-In-Training coordinator:
“I don’t think there’s a proper word to begin this e-mail. Our dear friend, Jay Taylor, passed away. He was with his family in Monroe. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers through this difficult time. You will be sorely missed my friend. As Dorothy says, you showed us how it was done. You lived.”
You might remember me discussing Jay from my earlier entry, PT Scans & Mission Moments. Although I didn’t know Jay, I learned about him through the many friends he still has in TNT. A fellow-Louisianian from Monroe, he became involved with TNT when his mother died of cancer about 10 years ago. He just found out he had stage 4 lung cancer within the past year and a half or so. His father is also currently fighting cancer. Please keep Jay’s loved ones in your prayers as they struggle through their losses.
His story will continue to remind me why I’m training for my half-marathon in June– to run (or walk) for those that can’t.
Colin forwarded us some photos of Jay during his TNT days that I have shared below.