2004 Essay Contest Winners

Theme: "TOUGH TIMES--A Memory or Dream That Gets Me Through."


1st Place

A Memory of Butterflies
By Luz Manso
An essay about about courage to continue and not giving up after transplant failure.

2nd Place

Take Hold and Ride, Cowboy!
By John W. Caskey III
John shares his way of coping with dialysis and how he sees that it really could be much worse.

3rd Place

The Dream That Gets Me Through
By Paul D. Rauch
"I died last night. The last thing I remember was looking at the clock. It was 11:32. When I opened my eyes, I was standing before a set of massive white gates. I reached out to touch them, and I heard a voice call my name."