We started team shuffle 4 Dana Farber in 2015. Just the year before, in 2014 my wife was diagnosed with cancer and underwent two surgeries to remove it. A month after we got the good news that Barbara was cancer free we also got the news that my brother John had cancer. Later in 2015, my brother Curt was also diagnosed and treated for cancer. In 2016, my father learned that he had cancer and passed away in the same year. Cancer has affected my life in more ways than one. I am so sick of cancer.
This last December, my brother John passed away after four years living with cancer. He was my brother, my business partner, and my best friend. These months without him have been the hardest of my life.
I know that I am not the only one who has had their world turned upside down by cancer. It’s a hopeless and isolating feeling. With our jimmy fund walk team, walking together makes us all feel more powerful against cancer. I’m happy to walk beside my wife Barbara and my brother Curt on September 22nd. Along with the rest of my family and many friends, we will be walking in honor of my brother John.