Over the weekend, I received an e-mail from one of Wally Butts's grandchildren thanking me for the posting in which I commemorated the birthday of the legendary Georgia coach.
Unfortunately, that e-mail contained some sad news, as well: Nancy Butts Thompson, Coach Butts's youngest daughter and a Georgia cheerleading captain in 1957, has just been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.
As you know, I recently lost a longtime family friend to cancer, so I am particularly sensitive to what this family is going through at this time. Please keep Mrs. Thompson and her family in your prayers. Donations to the American Cancer Society may be made here.