I think I made the acquaintance of a saint while he was still earth-bound. He spent most of his time in a wheelchair during the years that he was in my class. In spite of pain that was nearly constant, he always had a twinkle in his eye and a great sense of humor. He brought sunshine into our classroom on a daily basis. His life had value. Cody would have been 18 today. We remembered him, and oddly enough, 2 of my current students celebrated birthdays today, both turning 14!
I know that St. Cody is looking down from heaven. And I can picture him smiling with that twinkle in his eye!