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February 27, 2014

Local Cub Scouts preparing for Pinewood Derby

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Many will also remember what a great example of dignity, strength and courage he was as he battled against the illness that put him on the lung transplant list. And they will remember how he faced the setbacks and red tape he encountered as he, more than once, came so close to getting the transplant he needed, only to be told no.

Steve never looked for sympathy or pity or special treatment. Never did he try to draw attention to himself or his plight. For the last couple of years, he brought his breathing equipment with him to the races. Few of the Scouts even noticed the tube under his nose or the equipment at his side that helped him breathe. But they, and their parents, will no doubt notice that he is not there this year to help them or cheer them on. 

Yes, Steve’s all-too- short life was a great race. And so it is only fitting that local Cub Scouts have a great race of their own. A race for the Steve “Mr. Pinewood Derby” Taylor trophy. 

 

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