Most of my friends don't know I had brain cancer. Thankfully, there's really no reason to talk about it.After two rounds of brain surgery and radiation I received at MGH, I live a normal life in the corporate world, enjoying Crossfit, amateur boxing, running and a bustling personal life outside the office. The only scar I was left with, thank G-d, is that I have no left-side peripheral vision, a funny joke to those who know me well.
April 2020 will mark 10 years since my second round of treatment and I can think of no better way to celebrate the truly incredible milestone than by running the Boston Marathon for the city and for the very organization to which I owe my health.
When I saw the banners go up around Boston last year, I felt the pang of competitiveness to step up to a physical challenge, and when I found out I could run for MGH Pediatric Cancer Team , there was no doubt in my mind.
Please, ask me about my time at MGH and the incredible work they've done for me. Ask me about the other patients I met who became close friends, and the faculty who are to me like family. I would not be here today without them.
If you know me, you won't be surprised that phsyical strength and endurance became a supreme personal value after realizing how fleeting it can be. Please help me honor the organization that gave me opportunity, strength, courage and community. Thank you and see you at the finish line!