In the spring of 2006, I was getting ready to leave the house to watch my son play his baseball game at Thunderbird High School, as the starting catcher, at the age of 16. My phone rang and it was my son. He said “Dad I don’t feel good. I’m light headed and dizzy. Come get me”. I rushed to his school, got him to the hospital and soon after received news from the doctor that he had a form of leukemia. The next three days were a whirlwind of emotions, thoughts, and fears. The next two years we spent in and out of the hospital with visits ranging 3 days to 30 days. Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Years, 4th of July, and birthdays were celebrated in the hospital.
Through all of this, my son’s will to fight never wavered. Not only did he fight, he started “Team Saulo” and raised thousands through Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society two years in a row. When he was given a wish from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, he decided the money should be given to a greater cause, and had them donate a check, in his name, to Doctors without Borders for the amount of the gift he would have been given. He never felt sorry for himself, it was always about what he could do for others.
My son taught me how to be a better person and to “Live in the Moment”. Unfortunately, he passed on December 2, 2008, at the age of 18. As time went on after, it was hard for me to focus on work, personal issues or anything for that matter but, time really has made it easier. I am now at a point in my life where I’m ready to carry on where he left off. In my son’s honor I wanted to make a difference just like he did in many people’s lives, so, that is why I have made it the PHP Foundations goal to have an annual charity golf tournament to raise money for an organization that will make a difference. This will be our first year and, all money raised will be going to the American Cancer Society this year. We want to make this a foundation that gives back to organizations that helped Saulo and many other people. That is why we would like you to be a part of our first annual charity golf tournament.
So, I ask you to please join us in making a difference with our organization in memory of my son, Saulo Morris.
Thank you for your Support,