Most of you who know me, know the story of my son JR and his battle to beat his brain tumor. Its been almost 14 years since his diagnosis and 12 since the end of his treatments and he is definitely the success story we all love to hear about. 5 years ago I ran the Chicago Marathon to pay back a small part of my debt to Children's Hospital in Chicago for saving his life.
This year, I'm running for 2 friends and raising money for early detection of brain tumors. Elizabeth is now 7 years old. 5 years ago, she nearly died when a tumor in her head caused massive swelling and damage to her brain. She has undergone a rediculously difficult journey. Today she is a happy 1st grader who enjoys Disney World and her brother Andrew.
My second friend John went to college with me (third row from the top third guy from the left) John started to lose strength in his arm last summer and after several months of trying to figure out the issue, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. John is in a fight for his life. At 53, with a fantastic family and friends, we feel good about his chances, but there is a long way to go.
One thing my son, Elizabeth and John all have in common is that their paths would have been much better and their outcomes more assured if these insidious tumors had been detected earlier.
As I did 5 years ago, all pledges in my name will be matched by me dollar for dollar. So make it painful for me! Thanks for your support.
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