We lost my dad to kidney cancer on May 14, and though his death was not unexpected, it has left a hole in our lives that will never be filled.
At the time of his diagnosis, dad's doctors at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute projected he had 2 to 5 years of life, but the cutting-edge science and skilled researchers of DFCI blessed him with 8 incredible years.
I like to say that dad was given 6 "bonus years" with us. In that time, he:
- refurbished a 26' Venture sailboat, learned to sail, and enjoyed countless adventures on the water
- attended my graduation from UMass Amherst
- walked me down the aisle and danced with me on my wedding day
- proudly watched my sister start a successful business
and so, so much more that I could never put into words.
I am participating in the 2021 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk: Your Way presented by Hyundai, to thank Dr. Toni Chouieri and the staff of Dana-Farber for giving my dad the time we didn't think he'd have.
When you make a gift to my walk, you’re directly supporting Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s unique 50-50 balance between cutting-edge science and compassionate patient care. Your support allows Dana-Farber leaders to enhance programs and initiatives that serve pediatric and adult patients and their families.
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