In early 2016, I was diagnosed with a rare and incurable cancer called Medullary Thyroid Cancer. At the time, I wasn't sure if I would live out the year, let alone be preparing and training for the 2020 Boston Marathon four years later. Thanks to my awesome medical team at Mass General Hospital, I am ready to take on the challenge and continue to give back.
Symbolically, the 2020 Boston Marathon date of April 20th falls exactly four years from when I was released from the hospital after surgery at MGH.
I am running for two reasons:
First, to raise funds for the MGH Pediatric Cancer team. All funds go towards cancer care, research, and initiatives that enhance the quality of life for the hospital’s youngest cancer patients; and
Second, to inspire others diagnosed with cancer or other diseases to show them that you can still accomplish great things even when dealing with a difficult condition.
Please help me reach my goal of $10,000. Every little bit (even if it’s $5) helps kids dealing with this awful disease.