I can't believe that my son is nine years old today. I am amazed at the growth that he and I have went through during those nine years. I am constantly amazed by his sense of humor and his will to succeed. I was told by some that he would be a bitter and resentful person for having to go through his struggles in life. They could not have been further from the truth. He is one of the most optimistic and upbeat persons that I have ever met and his humor is contagious. He has developed a compassion for others and is very generous. He makes me very proud and I am blessed to have him as my son. David I love you very much and Happy Birthday.