This year I will be embarking on my second Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk.
Why do I walk? The short answer is my brother Joe. My brother was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma when he was is first grade. It was the most difficult time in my family's life. It was full of panic and uncertainty. However, in this dark time, there was always a sense of peace and light found in the halls of the Jimmy Fund. There was an endless amount of support and grace. During my hardest time, there was always a smile and an ear that would listen, even though I was just the sibling.
What many people don't know about cancer is that the fight doesn't end when a patient enters remission (if they are even lucky enough to get to that point). All of our lives changed because of my brother's cancer. Some side effects like anxiety were negative. Some side effects were beyond positive - a family that doesn't sweat the small stuff and just enjoys spending time together.
I hope to do my part in giving back to a clinic that gave so much to my family. No donation is too small, and I am grateful for the love and support.
Let's work together to help those in their hardest times, and work to find a cure so no one has to deal with this terrible disease!