Today’s troop was a difficult one. It was the Celebration of Life service for Wes Pak, a 12 year old boy who last weekend succumbed to his 7 year long battle with neuroblastoma - a type of pediatric cancer. He was a Biker Scout in the Galactic Academy, and his mother Krista (TB-54889) is an active member of the 501st Legion and herself a Biker Scout.
I’ve been doing this for nearly 11 years and have trooped all sorts of events both big and small, but this is my first memorial service troop of any kind. While I’m honored to have been able to participate in Wes’ send off, I also hope the need for this sort of thing remains a rarity. One is enough.
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