“I survived, and I had the strength to keep going,” he said. “All of you have been giving me life to keep on going. I’m very happy everybody is here, and I thank God for you.”
His three children and their spouses were by his side for the party, some traveling from Florida for the occasion. And, like their father, they repeatedly thanked the hospital staff for not only providing crucial care for their father but also celebrating his big day
“We are touched by your compassion, love and great care,” said Sandra Sanchez, his eldest daughter.
Faulk said there was no way this special day, for this special man, would have slipped by the staff without an appropriate celebration.
“This is a huge milestone for him,” Faulk said. “I want him to know he is special. I’m just proud to be part of it.”