Saturday, October 22, 2011

"Highpockets" - In Memory of Ricky

In memory of Ricky
1955 - 2006
Walk to Defeat ALS
Our son, Ricky Mason, lost his battle with this horrible disease, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease, May 24, 2006, at the age of fifty, leaving two beautiful daughters, ages ten and nine at the time.  It was in his memory that every member of our family, except one - nineteen of us - participated  in the Fort Worth Walk to Defeat ALS on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011.  R. E. had called Ricky "Highpockets" from the time he could walk, and that is what his girls chose for the team's name.
Members of his graduating Class of 1974 and close friends of ours joined the team and walked with us. Since our team raised more money for ALS than any other team there  - $8,903 - Ricky's daughters, Carter & Bailey, got to cut the ribbon and our team led off the walk. 
It was such a great day for such a great cause!
Neta Mason

Fort Worth Walk to Defeat ALS "Highpockets" team, digital format belonging to Neta Mason and sent to Judith Richards Shubert October 22, 2011

1 comment:

  1. Nancy Martin BuzbeeOctober 22, 2011 at 6:31 PM

    My brother, Randy and family walked for Ricky also. He and Ricky were born on the same day and were friends all these years. We miss you Ricky!!!


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