Larry Gordon “Live For Today”


“I get very philosophical when I get dialysis and shit…” Larry Gordon, a local Delray resident for over 30 years and a dog trainer, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain cancer in 1993 at the age of 36, and was told he had 6 months to live. After a long fight, 60 plus weeks of chemo, radiation and treatments at the Delray Medical Center and in California, he was cured in 1994. In 2008 he was diagnosed with Leukemia and Diabetes, and has been doing weekly dialysis treatments ever since. “I don’t want my life to be driven by sadness. I put life in my years. Time only matters when you run out of it. We have to stay in the now”. In 2014 Larry purchased a memorial plaque on the beach just north of Atlantic Ave, saying “Live For Today”, featuring musical notes, his birth year (1956) with no mark of death, but instead the word “Forever”. You can see the memorial plaque when you walk down the North end of Delray Beach shore line. Larry is originally from Manhattan, NY. His favorite Delray spot is the beach. In his spare time he plays piano and is capturing hearts in Delray with his love for dogs, his own pooch, Daisy Duke and his big smile. Say ‘Hi’ to Larry if you see him and don’t already know him, and make sure to be on texting terms with him during those philosophical dialysis moments. “Courage is the road to take, staying steadfast living your life, no matter what the course!”


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