With my last post I apologized for the length of time between posts. Well, here I am again, it’s been awhile since my last post but I’m without an apology this time. Since the end of the football season I’ve been involved with a number of projects that have taken up so much of my time that I’ve hardly had the opportunity to regularly check my site. My bad!!!
I can say I truly appreciate each person who visits my site and especially everyone who signs my guestbook. I do take the time to read every entry in my guestbook. This HarryCarson.com site has been great for a number of reasons. The first is it has been a place for my old friends to reconnect with me and for us to get re-acquainted. I’ve been in touch with a number of old friends from high school and college who I’ve lost touch with. It’s been great to catch up. The site has also been a great way to let the world know how my son Donald is doing throughout his battle with the bone marrow disease Aplastic Anemia. Well for those who have been coming back looking for an update I’m happy to say that as of his last trip in January to visit his doctors at NIH (National Institutes of Health) Donald is making tremendous progress and has been taken off of his medication. He is in his second semester of graduate school at Hampton University but Don has indicated that after getting his Master’s Degree he will go on to medical school where he is looking to specialize in the field that he is effected with. In the meantime we held our first Harry Carson Scholarship fundraiser at Ben Benson’s Restaurant in New York City with all funds going to the Aplastic Anemia Foundation to help kids like Donald who have fought that bone marrow disease but whose family finances have been depleted because of medical costs. The event was sold out and raised almost $75,000 for the cause.
My next fundraiser will be my Harry Carson/School Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic to fund public education programs in my hometown of Florence, SC will take place Saturday, May 19th. I’m looking forward to the event with my old Giants teammates Lawrence Taylor, Carl Banks, Brian Kelly, Brad VanPelt and Ottis Anderson. My old teammates will be joined by current NY Giants player Michael Strahan and Philadelphia Eagles Jeremiah Trotter as well as Heisman Tropy winner George Rogers and Hall of Famer Ted Hendricks. For those of you who are real Harry Carson fans and would like to play a round with me please send me an email or go to www.schoolfoundation.org for more information on how to register.