Kevin was diagnosed with lymphoblastic lymphoma, an aggressive blood cancer, this spring at the youthful age of 27. One day my beautiful son was enjoying his favorite pastimes - snowboarding and surfing - in addition to working as a progressive physical therapist, and enjoying life with family and friends, and the next he was hearing the word “cancer”. Kevin's focus remains targeted as he navigates this journey with his family, friends, and health professionals at his side. His energy for pursuing his dreams and the dreams of others, remains not just steady, but has grown exponentially. The brainchild of countless projects, pursuits, and professional opportunities keep Kevin focused on the big picture, his treatment and return to good health, while also helping others facing health-related challenges. We honor his strength and perseverance with our efforts to support continued cutting edge research and compassionate patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
When you make a gift to our 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 and their families who are facing blood cancers - leukemia and lymphoma.
Thank you for supporting me, Kevin and Team Ratskins in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Together, we can conquer cancer!