Every year we walk. We walk 26.2 miles to help raise awareness and funds for cancer research. Every year we walk, we will laugh, we get weepy and then we laugh again! Every year we walk and we have to add names to the reasons why we walk. We never want to add friends and family to the list but every year we do.
It has been a long few months for my Dad and those who love him. His first round of chemo and radiation are behind him. He was supposed to have a crazy surgery called the “whipple” that would have removed the cancerbut unfortunately on that day Dr Qadan discovered the cancer had spread. There were areas so small they were not detectable on the scans. My dad is responding to chemo treatment and now instead of the surgery he will have chemo but as long as he responds to it and tolerates it. Just a few years ago people diagnosed with pancreatic did not have options no matter at what stage they were diagnosed. Although we didn’t get the best of news the day of his surgery my dad still has options. He’s a fighter!
So we walk. We walk to raise awareness and funds for cancer research.
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I am participating in the 2019 Boston Marathon(R) Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai, taking steps toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer!
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