Award of Excellence|
Hyunsoo Leo Kim
"OF LIFE AND LOVE"
Eric Middleton, a career Navy sailor, husband and father of two has been battling cancer. After three surgeries and 14 cycles of chemotherapy, he learned in March that his disease is now terminal. This is a story about his final days, his family and love.
Eric’s two daughters didn’t want their father to go bald. It made him look sick. But chemotherapy had already taken most of Eric's hair. Eric's wife, Geodee might as well remove the rest. On their porch, Eric's wife carefully maneuvered the clippers with one hand while collecting his fallen hair with the other. She had done so ever since learning that his cancer was terminal – an effort to hold on to every bit of him.