These 3 simple balloons don't adequately explain the story behind the designs concept:
When I was 9 years old, I found out my grandfather's cancer had returned. I recall being taken out of grade school for a few days at a time and staying in hotels around MSK, New York City's cancer center. I will never forget doing arts and crafts with other relatives of patients to pass the time. On one faithful day after school, I was surprisingly picked up by my uncle and brought out for what started off as an amazing day. It ended with me laying down on the couch at my grandparent's house watching cartoons, when my mom suddenly approached me. I had a feeling in my gut that I can not explain. Before the words even came out, my eyes started balling and my emotions were all let out. I knew my grandfather was gone.
On June 6th 2004, heaven received a new angel & I a new guardian.
I so badly wanted to talk to my grandfather again. Any form of communication, I thought, would help placate the pain. While I was walking outside with my head slouched and tears running down my face, my grandmother approached me with some balloons and a piece of paper. She told me to write a message to my grandpa and tie it to the balloon and send it up. To many it may seem naive, but to a little boy, writing down a message that would land in heaven seemed to be the only thing to help his mending heart.
So, all in all, this design is dedicated to the man who came to America with only $50 in his pocket. Who worked 10 years with out a single day off. The most inspirational person I will ever know. I only wish you could see me now, Daddy Al. I think you'd be pretty proud. Te quiero muchisimo y te voy a ver un dia en el cielo.
6 months ago
that story made me cry. beautiful
I can't even put into words how moved I am by this. I lost my grandfather around the same time to cancer, and I remember as a kid having that same feeling of knowing what's about to be said to you. I'm totally tearing up and just letting it flow. This is wonderful sir!
Wow. This is what's up bro. Love your story. I think so many of us can relate to that in one form or fashion. #heartstringspulled
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