There are so many people who have crossed my life's journey that have been affected by the pain and uncertainty of being diagnosed with cancer. In 2015, however, this reality hit very close to home and touched our family significantly when my brother Stephen was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, a rare and incurable cancer. As family genetics would have it, my aunt has suffered with the same type of this awful disease.
My brother and sister-in-law did their fair of research and found two world renowned doctors who specialize in MM right at Dana Farber in Boston. Dr. Richardson met with my brother and was excited to enter him into a new research study called ‘DETERMINATION’ and his journey began. My brother, Steve (along with the support of his fabulous wife) continues to fight this disease like a true warrior. Without ‘DETERMINATION’ I don’t know if my brother would still be here to fight the fight. God has been very good to our family and we are so blessed! These research studies are so important and we are so grateful that Stephen qualified to be a part of "DETERMINATION".
On September 22, 2019, I have decided (along with my husband, our children and my parents), to lace up my sneakers to walk along the world famous Boston Marathon course in the 2019 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. I’ve pledged to raise funds that will be used to support critical cancer research at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Will you please make a gift to support my walk? I don't think there are many families that can say that they have not suffered in some way with this disease. Our family is walking in memory of my sister-in-law's dad, Erwin Weil, who passed away this past April. Our team name is Erwin’s Army, and we will walk in honor of this great man, who lost his battle with cancer. Please consider making a donation to join us in the battle.... with prayer and determination, to help my brother and the millions of others that are suffering. It is easy to have an impact on this important and universal cause.
This link will go straight to my page:https://danafarber.jimmyfund.org/site/TR?fr_id=1160&pg=personal&px=1794163&s_hasSecureSession=true