David Codrea went to visit Mike Vanderboegh.
Vanderboegh Shows Strength and Dignity Preparing for ‘Other Side’
I drove down from my home in Ohio to see Mike Vanderboegh this weekend at his home in Alabama. I was able to spend some time with him on Friday night and again on Saturday morning. His appearance is about what you’d expect for a man who told us a week ago the doctors have given him four weeks to live – there’s no need to dwell on that here. After years of friendship, it was important for me to see him face-to-face, and to show him how much I valued the blessing of knowing him.
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Mike’s son, Matt, is stepping up to pick up the guidon and fill his father’s shoes. From what I’ve seen, he’ll do his father proud. I just wish it wasn’t necessary.