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People of modest means.
I made my living as a professional firefighter for 27.
Prior to moving to Randolph -- Vermont's.
We lived in the Medford.
He lives there we met.
Mitt Romney and his family.
It's been over thirty years since we have lost our son David.
Are still vivid.
Only wanted to share them with you because.
David still -- It's a part of -- sort.
And America deserves to hear it.
Back in the early 1970s.
-- visited our home numerous times.
But his oldest son tank.
He was in the -- god help us support system.
Wonder -- received the news.
That no parent -- prepared to confront.
Measure a man's character.
Based on the words.
-- it before adoring crowds.
Times that are happy.
The true measure of a man is revealed in his actions.
Times of trouble.
-- -- -- Of a dying going.
With no cameras and no -- -- This is the time to make that -- In 1979.
Tragedy struck -- -- When -- -- his son David.
-- diagnosed me.
Hodgkin's disease but mom.
It was a cancer.
Over a period of seven months he was in -- -- Children's Hospital in Boston for treatment.
Throughout that agonizing period and it took time from his busy schedule to visit David.
They developed a loving friendship.
On one of his.
-- discover that David was very fond of fireworks.
He went out and bought a box full of big time fireworks.
They had to sit on the closet shelves because they couldn't be sent off in the city.
We waited until you're able to go to Oregon put Maine where we set them off on the sand dunes.
With permission from the fire and police department.
-- brought joy to a young boy who had experienced.
Any he had not had not experienced any for too long.
He also gave the rest of us a welcome relief.
On another visit David knowing that had gone to law school at Harvard.
Ask -- if you would help them write -- will.
He had some prized possessions he wanted to make sure were given to his closest friends and family.
The next time it went to the hospital.
He was equipped with a yellow legal pad and pen.
Together they made Davidson will.
That is a task that no child should ever have to do.
But it gave David peace of mind.
After David's -- we were able to give his skateboard.
His model rockets.
And his fishing -- to his best friends.
He also made it clear that his brother Peter.
Should get his -- 22 -- How many men do you know would take the time out of their busy lives.
-- the terminally ill fourteen year old and help him settle his affairs.
David also helped us plan -- funeral.
He wanted to be buried in his -- -- uniform.
You want to admit to pronounces eulogy.
And it was there to honor that request.
We -- only ever grateful to -- finance -- -- -- -- -- That god will continue to blessed Mitt Romney.
And Paul Ryan and their efforts.
In doing so he will bless the United States of America.
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