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Cancer boy gets a Guard of Honour
The Scottish Sun ^ | 3May2012 | KENNY McALPINE

Posted on 05/10/2012 5:41:55 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa

A YOUNG cancer sufferer was stunned when a famous Army marching band turned up at his door to perform in his honour.

Garvey Evans, 12, was amazed as The 1st Battalion Scots Guards put on a special show just for him.

The kilted drum-and-pipe band travelled hundreds of miles from their base in Yorkshire to Foxhole, Cornwall, after hearing of Garvey’s brave battle against a brain tumour.

And he couldn’t believe it when they blasted out Scotland The Brave on his doorstep.

(Excerpt) Read more at thesun.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: pipesanddrums; scotland
Garvey — who will carry the Olympic torch later next month — said: “This day is something I’ll treasure for ever.”

The regiment has just returned from Afghanistan. But Pipe Major Ross McCrindle said: “None of us have faced a battle like this brave wee man.”

A couple of nice photos at the url.

1 posted on 05/10/2012 5:42:01 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa
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To: sionnsar; LibreOuMort; golux; marsh2; Sparky1776; ConorMacNessa; brushcop; ...

Pipes and Drums of Scotland Ping!



FReepmail me to get on or off the Pipes and Drums of Scotland Ping List









Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

2 posted on 05/10/2012 5:44:27 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

How appropriate, the kid lives in Foxhole.


3 posted on 05/10/2012 5:59:30 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: ConorMacNessa

Brings a tear to my eye.


4 posted on 05/10/2012 6:15:41 PM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

“Cancer boy” doesn’t sound like a title I would like to have, but I suppose that the alternatives: “cancer victim” or “cancer sufferer” are not much better.


5 posted on 05/10/2012 6:35:29 PM PDT by iowamark
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I'm n agreement. My third son was diagnosed with cancer at age 5 and underwent a year of chemo and six weeks of daily rad. Thankfully, he recovered. My wife referred to him as "Cancer Boy" a couple of times and he objected most vociferously. I think it would be better to say cancer "survivor."

During his treatment we had the opportunity to meet a lot of children suffering with cancer, some of whom succumbed to the disease. All of the children we met were very brave, including our son. The Pipe Major was right - they are brave wee men and women.



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

6 posted on 05/10/2012 6:47:52 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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Ping to my FRiends in the FR Canteen and Amy's Place!



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

7 posted on 05/10/2012 6:57:33 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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What an amazingly sweet story! *sniff*

Thanks for this ping, Conor!


8 posted on 05/10/2012 7:06:19 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Thank you so much for posting this. I was in need of a good news story today.


9 posted on 05/10/2012 7:13:09 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

I appreciate the thoughts this brings to mind, of this tune, and of “Bonnie Dundee” and “Pibroch o’ Donal Dhu” (learnt to play for Co. D, 174th AIB back in the early ‘60s — fifty years ago). A very exciting and encouraging honor for the “cancer boy” — especially from the returning heroes!


10 posted on 05/10/2012 7:28:16 PM PDT by imardmd1 (The only sane advice: Assume nothing!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
The regiment has just returned from Afghanistan. But Pipe Major Ross McCrindle said: “None of us have faced a battle like this brave wee man.”

What a great story amongst the not so great.

A brave wee man indeed. I wonder who was able to arrange the meeting. A huge thanks to them for providing the surprise of a lifetime for this young man.

11 posted on 05/10/2012 8:02:58 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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Aloha Doc,

We can all learn a lesson from kids who face death, they always soldier on.
God Bless them.
12 posted on 05/10/2012 8:44:31 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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I always liked the 79th’s Farewell to Gibraltar and Green Hills of Tyrol and let’s not forget Floo’ers o’ the Forest....


13 posted on 05/11/2012 12:01:18 AM PDT by LibreOuMort (Ethan John Weitzel made me a Grandma 4/10/2012. 8Lbs 12 oz 20 inches tall. Praise God!!!!!)
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I always liked the 79th’s Farewell to Gibraltar and Green Hills of Tyrol and let’s not forget Floo’ers o’ the Forest....

Yeah...that's 'way, 'way beyond the very basic level of marching tunes I managed. Piping is not just an acquired skill and repertoire of 9-note tunes with some trills -- it's a way of life. Physical hardness, mental acuity, and a loyal heart for fearlessness in battle are for the few. Wish I had had that degree of commitment --

14 posted on 05/11/2012 1:28:20 AM PDT by imardmd1 (The only sane advice: Assume nothing!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Please add me to the ping list. Love the bagpipes. Descendant of the Buchanan clan of Loch Cairn. They were warriors who fought with William Wallace and Robert the Bruce.


15 posted on 05/11/2012 6:44:47 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Thanks for the ping. The Duncans and Stewarts are behind me giving me chills from listening to their past dirges and war songs.


16 posted on 05/11/2012 6:51:54 AM PDT by Monkey Face (Despite the cost of living, have you noticed how it remains so popular?)
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