Rewrite by Rob Pierpont
This letter was written three days before Mr. Stamper passed away.
I am writing this letter to personally thank the men and woman of America’s Freedom Lodge, Am Vets Post 95, Disabled American Veterans and Auxiliary, Walt Disney of Orlando, Bass Pro Shops of Orlando, Jeff Mosley and Mark Armstrong of America’s Freedom Lodge.
Several weeks ago they got together and sponsored me for a Last Wish Trip to Walt Disney World and to fish for bass while they took care of me and made this dream trip take place.
Coordinating with my beautiful wife, they kept me from knowing anything up until they surprised me with the news just days before leaving. This came through their efforts and my cancer symptoms now terminal. I could not have taken this trip, their sacrifice saved me from being uplifted and giving me this wonderful trip.
It is wonderful to be a veteran of our military and to know that I live in a community where such things can come true.
Sincerely, James D. Stamper
Mt. Vernon, Ohio