In the middle of July of 2013, I recieved the news that no one wants to hear. I was diagnosed with the most aggressive form of testicular cancer. At the age of 24, I was stunned and shattered. I am a middle school special education teacher and I was enjoying the life that I always dreamed of. My diagnosis changed me. Surgery, monthly exams and frequent CT scans made me realize how fragile life is. So I found the strength within myself to focus on health and prayer. The journey for continued good results will forever be ongoing.
On November 2nd, 2014 I will be joining thousands as I run in the New York City Marathon. To take part in this event, I need to raise $2,500 and I am asking for your help in achieving this goal. All donations will go to the CT Challenge.
The CT Challenge provides important resources for cancer survivors. Proceeds from my race will fund unique programs and research to help cancer survivors through exercise, nutrition and psychological support. Cancer survivors need follow-up care for life and I am helping them. I hope you will support my efforts by making a secure online donation here or printing out a donor form and sending it in with a check. All cancer survivors will benefit!
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