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Conquer Cancer with Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund!]
Conquer Cancer with Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund!

WHY I'M FUNDRAISING WITH THE JIMMY FUND WALK TO DEFY CANCER

On Sunday October 2nd I am walking again in the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk taking steps toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer.


I walk for those still fighting, and for those who no longer can. Dana Farber has given me the chance to see many things that I did not think were possible at the time of my diagnosis in "2009". (AKA worst year of my family’s life)


1/1/09 started with 2 days of the Flue, or as My wife calls it..."The Man Flu". On the evening of January third, my life would change forever.


On that evening I received a call from my ENT, who was on vacation at the time. My ENT called to inform me that me that a biopsy I had had taken weeks earlier from my sinus cavity was cancerous. I went from being on top of the world, now free of the so called “Man Flue” to someone who was completely broken in a matter of minutes. I was informed that I was diagnosed with "Sinonasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma", (SNUC) a rare form, aggressive form of cancer, and a name that I will never forget.


Before my first visit to Dana Farber, I did what they tell you not to do on that very first visit. Do NOT hit the internet to search your diagnosis. Let’s just say that it did not pay to be a "go getter" this time. What I found online was horrifying to say the least. The 2-year mortality rate after treatment is 20 percent. My thoughts we, Awesome…A beautiful wife, and 2 beautiful daughters 1 & 4 are going to grow up without a Dad….Flipping Awesome.


To get through something like this you need a support Team that will not give up, and one who will believes that you have the strength within you to be on the right side of the 20%. There were certainly days where I had my doubts while going through treatment, but between my team at Dana Farber, my Family, and my faith in G_d, I am fortunate enough to be here today to be with you all.



Please consider donating to the Jimmy Fund Walk. No donation is too small.


Thank you for supporting my Jimmy Fund Walk fundraising efforts. Together, we can defy cancer!




Thanks, and Best Regards,


Derik



PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$2,896
Goal:$1,500
Derik Lampron's Team: Team Pepere
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

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$30
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Betty and Bill Woodhouse
$100
Jenn, Jocelyne, and Jacqueline
$180
Jenny Cates
$50
Josh and Sara Rutstein
$500
Jules Rutstein
$360
Michele Howard
$36
Mr. Derik R Lampron
$130
Mr. Donald Lampron
$300
Mr. François-Charles Thibault
$50
Mrs. Laurie Bezanson
$50
Mrs. Mary Jo Early
$100
Richard and Rose Bastien
$50
Sue and Don Trudel
$300
Uncle Roger
$150
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