The heading says it all. A presser was released this morning that Amy Mickelson, Phil’s beautiful, loving wife, has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Phil withdrew from this week’s HP Byron Nelson Championship and has canceled his tournament schedule indefinitely to be with his family. Without a doubt, this is heart-rending news for not only the Mickelson family, but for the sports world as well.
The media also mentioned the upcoming U.S. Open at Bethpage Black next month, questioning if Phil would play. Seriously? FTS. Look, his wife has cancer. I think he has more important things to worry about than playing in a tournament.
Cancer sucks – there’s really no other way to say it, sadly. Let’s hope that they caught it in the early stage and Amy can be treated.
Recently, I attended a charity event thrown by The Pink Agenda, an organization that raises money for breast cancer research. My friend Marisa Lee, the founder, lost her mother to breast cancer last year. Rather than feel sorry for herself, she took action. I have so much respect for her – she is one of the bravest, kindest and most generous people I’ve ever met.
Anyway, organizations like The Pink Agenda are making a difference to find tomorrow’s cure. I figure that it would be an appropriate time to pass along this information and give you the opportunity to donate.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Mickelsons.