I am honored to be the GUnited Patient Hero for the 2020 walk, but honestly, the real heroes are all the members of my care team on Yawkey 11. I am participating in the 2020 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk: Your Way presented by Hyundai, taking steps toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer in honor of my incredible care team at the Dana-Farber.
In the fall of 2015, I was diagnosed with Clear Cell Renal Cancer. 5 years into this battle, I have seen firsthand the impact that this terrible disease takes on people like me and my family. Make no mistake about it-Cancer Sucks but I have learned what it is like to "live with cancer". We've been thrown many surprises over the last few years but we're not giving up. I have cancer but cancer does not have me. I'm blessed to have an incredible care team at the Dana-Farber led by Doctor Toni Choueiri. Because of Toni and his entire team on Yawkey 11, I am still standing today and will continue to fight.
I'm living proof that when you make a gift to the Jimmy Fund Walk, you’re directly supporting Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s unique 50-50 balance between cutting-edge science and highly compassionate cancer care. Your support allows Dana-Farber leaders to enhance programs and initiatives that serve pediatric and adult patients like me and their families.
Thank you for supporting my participation in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Cancer may have started this fight. But we're going to finish it!!