Dillon "The Hammer" Flanagan
Friend to All; Liked by All

This website is designed to keep everyone informed about Dillon's recovery and to enable all who love and care for him to send their positive thoughts and messages to him.
Please, no phone calls at this time. All updates will be posted on this website. Please check back to find out the latest information.
Cards may be sent to Dillon at 6588 Mauna Loa Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34241 and we will bring them up to him.

Thanks and Gratitude:
We have been blessed by so many people throughout this ordeal.
Special thanks to:

Sarasota EMT
Bayfront Medical Center
ICU doctors and nurses
Ronald McDonald House - St. Petersburg, FL

T his poem welcomed us as we arrived at the Ronald McDonald House:
The Ronald McDonald House
Come in and rest, we welcome you
This is a special place.
We hope that as you leave here, too
A smile will light your face.
Although the reason that you're here
May cause your heart to ache.
We'll try to lessen some of your fear
Through the friendships that you'll make.
Relax and enjoy a well-deserved rest
And use this time to renew.
So when you are needed
You'll be at your best
For this will help your child, too.
And to others staying here
Remember to be kind.
For we walk this road together
One in spirit and in mind.

-- By Joyce P. Fairbanks

"Do It Anyway"
This poem which was printed on a brochure from The Holy Family Shrine in Gretna, NE.:

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.
Create anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten.
Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.
Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.

(This version was found written on the wall in Mother Teresa's home for children in Calcutta. It was adapted from The Paradoxical Commandments by Dr. Kent M. Keith.

Doug Gilliland, Webmaster