Jay and Sue were "Living the Dream" in Choctaw, Oklahoma along with their sons, Tyler and Devin, and three dogs (four-legged kids actually), Kia, TJ and Tonka. Jay met Sue in 1999 while stationed at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia and as they say the rest is history. Jay retired from the United States Air Force in 2010 after serving 26 years, including 3 deployments, and we stayed in the local area so Tyler and Devin could finish high school in Choctaw.
Sue was a Circulation Clerk at the Choctaw Public Library, her "dream" job considering she is an avid reader with an out-going personality. She worked there for 18 months before getting ill in August 2014. With the upcoming school year just 2 weeks away, Jay, Sue and Devin went to an afternoon movie and dinner on Sue's day off. Little did we know that our lives would forever be changed in just a few short days and that this would be the last time we would have a
"normal" family outing.
Many people have asked about the significance
of the "7" on the left shirt sleeve. Sue's ICU room number was "7", at 7:00 PM on August 12, 2014 we
had a family discussion where Sue made it clear she wasn't ready to give up yet, and finally her first
dialysis machine was #7.
The "7" is on the left shirt sleeve because
Sue is lefthanded. For these reasons,
"7" has special meaning for us.