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rite of passage for many girls, the daddy-daughter dance is a special night for
all involved, but one father had to really fight to be there for his daughter's
Everett was diagnosed with acute prolimedic leukemia last August, on his 30th
wish I could say that I was one of those heroic people that was like, ‘Oh, you
know, I'm going to fight this. I'm going to win,'" Everett said. "But honestly
I didn't think I would make it."
would have to undergo intense chemotherapy and even though Everett feared for
his life, his 5-year-old daughter Lacey knew he would make it. How?
umm, he's great!" she said.
is now in remission. On Friday, he attended Lacey's father-daughter dance,
although he was afraid he would miss it.
had a picture of Lacey in my hospital room, and on the tough days, that's what
got me through," he said. "Because that's what it's all about."
he says he makes sure to appreciate every day he's given.
day I get to see her and the rest of my family is just – it is a blessing, and
we take every day that we can right now."
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