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asandhu23
06-20-2011, 02:33 AM
Dear Ashlyn,

Your beautiful smile has always been my inspiration. Although I am the father, you were my teacher, my hope and incentive, and my role model -- to your brother Camron and mother, Keva, as well.

Born with courage and determination, you confronted and overcame the challenges of 1p36 deletion syndrome, a rare and disabling genetic disorder. My admiration for you is only outdone by your dazzling smile, immortal in my heart.
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I know you were constantly in pain, but you always endured with a smile. You were physically challenged, but it never prevented you from spreading warmth and love with pride and confidence.

I wanted you to join the play of the other children on holidays, but that was my hardship -- you enjoyed the laughter and seized every moment.

The appreciation of life, however brief it may be, was your gift to us, your loving family. And we will always remember that endearing smile, a smile that was contagious and admired by all.

Houston was your home, the place where you underwent care and treatment and offered the same with your striking and infectious smile. My NBA career was a challenge because it kept me away from home, but no matter where I played -- Los Angeles or San Antonio -- my heart always remained in Houston. And I couldn't wait to visit so I could hold you. Daddy-daughter time was precious; I treasured our moments together and held onto your irresistible smile, my inspiration.

My retirement finally enabled me to join you, and I witnessed the fighter spirit daily. The things we take for granted -- breathing, eating, walking -- were your obstacles. But you faced every challenge with courage and that charming smile that made everything better.

You only had seventeen short years, not nearly enough time for me, but when I get angry, I think of your smile and the cheer you shared with everyone around you.
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On this day, Father's Day, your spirit is watching over me and making sure we are all safe and warm. I know you are smiling on life, love and family, and waiting for us to join you. There will come a time when we will again see that engaging smile that brought us so much joy each day of your life.

In your loving memory, we will persistently seek to increase awareness of 1p36 deletion syndrome through your foundation. We will bring hope to others around the world, to the children who suffer from the same genetic disorder, and to those parents and families who share the same desperation.

As the clock ticks, we will nudge medical science with your courage and determination and hope and pray that your eternal smile will offer the comfort that inspired me each day of your beautiful life.

I will always love you.

Love, Dad

http://www.nba.com/2011/news/features/06/18/robert.horry.letter.to.ashlyn/index.html?ls=iref:nbahpt1



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NYKnicksAllDay
06-20-2011, 02:50 AM
:( That's so sad. Reading this brought me to tears.

210Don
06-20-2011, 02:52 AM
great read. beautiful letter.

Chacarron
06-20-2011, 03:03 AM
Very touching letter.

More-Than-Most
06-20-2011, 03:14 AM
:(

AI4MVP
06-20-2011, 03:32 AM
I forgive you for the hip-check on Steve Nash, Rob. Robert Horry and his family are in my thoughts and prayers.

LakersMaster24
06-20-2011, 03:41 AM
I dont know what to say. :(

210Don
06-20-2011, 03:47 AM
I'm confused...why is he writing a letter to her when she's dead and will never see it

:facepalm:
alot of people grieve by putting their emotions on paper

NYKnicksAllDay
06-20-2011, 03:48 AM
I'm confused...why is he writing a letter to her when she's dead and will never see it

Really?

Antipod
06-20-2011, 04:20 AM
it`s impossible to comment this ... x(

KG21
06-20-2011, 04:23 AM
I'm confused...why is he writing a letter to her when she's dead and will never see it

Honestly are you stupid? What kind of question is this?

Horry is saying his last goodbyes to his daughter, even tho she won't see it, it will help him go trough pain of losing her, even if that helps at minimum.

I can't understand how can ppl be like this and not understand why the letter came. It is sumting special.

Mr.Nate30
06-20-2011, 04:30 AM
:(

NetsPaint
06-20-2011, 05:30 AM
Very touching. I'm glad he got the time he wanted to spend with his daughter after his basketball career. Beautiful letter, Rob.

NothingbutWill
06-20-2011, 06:19 AM
RIP Ashlyn Horry.

airronijordan
06-20-2011, 07:00 AM
Very touching letter =(

Geargo Wallace
06-20-2011, 08:04 AM
teared up a lil bit

stawka
06-20-2011, 09:44 AM
I'm confused...why is he writing a letter to her when she's dead and will never see it

Not sure if serious?!

He said numerous times "when you're looking down on us". I'm pretty sure if she's "looking down on them", she'll know his every move and thought... and while writing the letter his precise thoughts. As silly as it may seem to some people, to others it's not.

RIP and prayers to the family.

danniboi168
06-20-2011, 10:01 AM
I'm confused...why is he writing a letter to her when she's dead and will never see it

unbelievable.

Lo Porto
06-20-2011, 10:05 AM
As a Bama fan, I always rooted for Robert Horry regardless of where he was playing. He was nothing but a class act through a career which brought him and his teammates great success. As a father, I can't imagine the pain he is going through. Thoughts and prayers to the Horry family.

Slimsim
06-20-2011, 10:10 AM
Very sad

mjm07
06-20-2011, 10:12 AM
I'm confused...why is he writing a letter to her when she's dead and will never see it

When youre done pulling wings off a fly go throw yourself off a 10 story building. Ridiculous! I'm sure he wanted this type of reaction from pple.

Some pple have really sick ways to get off.

mjm07
06-20-2011, 10:14 AM
Very sad yet inspiring letter. We, I do atleast, take so many things for granted and this type of story really puts what's important into prespective.

pacofunk64
06-20-2011, 10:18 AM
I could never imagine losing one of my kids...very good read & all the respect to the Horry family.

dodie53
06-20-2011, 10:33 AM
rip horry

BigCityofDreams
06-20-2011, 10:49 AM
Honestly are you stupid? What kind of question is this?

Horry is saying his last goodbyes to his daughter, even tho she won't see it, it will help him go trough pain of losing her, even if that helps at minimum.

I can't understand how can ppl be like this and not understand why the letter came. It is sumting special.

Yep some ppl just don't get it when it comes to things like this.

kenzo400
06-20-2011, 11:05 AM
Guys relax, he just asked a stupid question. I don't think he was trying to make fun of the situation.

rapjuicer06
06-20-2011, 11:08 AM
Guys relax, he just asked a stupid question. I don't think he was trying to make fun of the situation.

Bull ****. No one is that stupid to ask a terrible question like that. If i were a mod I'd ban that stupid ****ing *******

Da Knicks
06-20-2011, 11:17 AM
Never a fan of horry but this is sad.. Rip

ChitownSports16
06-20-2011, 11:18 AM
I'm confused...why is he writing a letter to her when she's dead and will never see it

:facepalm:People like you just make me sick!

swirl54
06-20-2011, 11:31 AM
RIP young lady. This is a very touching letter. Find peace in love.

BklynKnicks3
06-20-2011, 11:32 AM
RIp Beautiful letter

ccg34
06-20-2011, 11:36 AM
I'm confused...why is he writing a letter to her when she's dead and will never see it

Come on man! :facepalm: x 1,000,000,000,000 x 1,000,000,000,000

king4day
06-20-2011, 11:43 AM
Very moving letter.

Romo2Bryant
06-20-2011, 11:47 AM
redsox0717 should be banned. honestly.

BRADY4MVP
06-20-2011, 12:01 PM
very touching...

and now i am sitting here at work with tears in my eyes, sweet

KnicksR4Real
06-20-2011, 12:10 PM
rip

smith&wesson
06-20-2011, 12:19 PM
oh man..