On May 23rd of 2012 i was given a second life. On that day I received a stem cell transplant from an anonymous donor. It was to treat a blood cell cancer called Myelodysplasia that I had developed. Thanks to the people at DFCI my treatment was a success and I am now disease free. Many people are not as lucky as I. There are still many cancers that do not respond to treatment and the outcomes of people who develop these cancers are not as positive as mine. For this reason it is essential to continue to do research into these diseases and that is an expensive undertaking.
When you make a gift to my walk, you’re directly supporting Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s unique 50-50 balance between cutting-edge science and highly compassionate cancer care. Your support allows Dana-Farber leaders to enhance programs and initiatives that serve pediatric and adult patients and their families.
Thank you for supporting my participation in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Together, we can conquer cancer!