The Larry Reed Guthrie Rare Cancers Program

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Friends and Family Share Their Tributes

Larry will be deeply missed by his family and friends who loved him dearly.  He was a man who flew high in life in so many wonderful ways  He aimed high, reaching for the horizons, making each tomorrow better than today. 

I found the following in a book of verses by Helen Lowrie Marshall;

Reach High

Reach High!  The finest things of life
Are on the topmost shelves.
We have to stand on tiptoe-
Stretch our small, self-centered selves;
We have to look above our heads
To where the heart can see,
If we would reach that finer life
We'd like our life to be.

We have to mount our old mistakes
And try and try again
If we would even touch
Life's highest moments now and then-
If we would even brush with lightest 
Fingertips the best
That life on earth can offer--
If we would reach the crest.

Reach high!  The best is always kept
Upon life's topmost shelves,
But not beyond our reach if we 
Will reach beyond our selves.
(Verse by Helen Lowrie Marshall)

Larry did this.  He went to the stars, through the clouds, and to the crest, just to the very top for his family in every way possible.  

He reached beyond himself for the people he loved most.  

_Tribute from Carol Kuhlmann

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