With a smile and undivided attention, I read Travis Swann's "One Book selection highlights childhood cancer," a personal essay best described as an amalgam of stellar writing skills, character, courage, and the desire to share with, and uplift, others - the resultant whole, arguably, greater than any of the contributing parts.
Years ago, I interviewed rock-blues guitar great Lonnie Mack. During the interview, I asked Lonnie to comment on guitar slinger Stevie Ray Vaughn, with whom Lonnie had performed and recorded. Anout SRV, Lonnie said: "He was an old head on a young body. Some cats know, some don't . . . Stevie Ray knew."
Some time back, I told Travis's father, Monty (a.k.a. the "Viola Legend"), that Travis wrote way beyond his chronological years, essentially, the same compliment Lonnie gave SRV by saying he was an "old head on a young body."
A story this caliber and effect is worthy of being published on a national level and read by the president of the United States!