Why am I walking? Many who will read this already know at least a piece Laura's AT/RT story so I won't repeat the details of her treatment and that time of our family's life that is now over a decade ago. Of course, I am walking in honor of my best girl! As the years pass, we are learning that for us, living as a cancer survivor, the brother of a cancer survivor, the father of a cancer survivor, or the mother of a cancer survivor is not easy. Laura's late treatment effects and additional diagnoses make every day challenging. However, together with numerous doctors and nurses and with continuous support from family and friends, we begin each day by taking a deep breath grateful for the opportunity to face these challenges. Lately I find myself thinking, "How can I be the best mom and wife? I don't even feel like I've reached the starting line in my understanding of how to play either role. " Much of my day to day is NOTHING as I imagined it would be years ago. Yet, I know that determination, prayer, and love will be my guide. So this year as I take that first step and reach the starting line, I will simply be grateful for what is...and continue to take step after step with the belief that with more research, there will be more survivors...more survivors with fewer "survivorship challenges".