Nov 11

Impossible Dream

I’m a charity runner for the American Cancer Society.  I’m also a committee member for the Chicago ACS DetermiNation Team.  Because of my fundraising and committee work I hear a lot of stories.  Cancer stories.  Some uplifting.  Some not.  But every once in awhile a story comes along that sticks with me for a few …

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Oct 26

Major Changes to DetermiNation

Earlier this week, the American Cancer Society made major changes to the DetermiNation program. These changes were abrupt, drastic and, quite frankly, not communicated well to the thousands of DetermiNators around the country. The staff is now working to further explain the changes. Following is the announcement they posted on the DetermiNation Facebook page. If …

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Oct 17

This one is for you Dad!

My marathon story began June 5, 2011—the day I learned my Dad had lung cancer. A man nearly 80, who played tennis every morning, and enjoyed life to the fullest was now diagnosed with a deadly disease—I could not believe it then, and still to this day, have a difficult time accepting the reality of …

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Oct 10

Cancer picked the fight, we just answered the call

On February 25th, 2011, I lost my mom to lung cancer. She was 68 years old. Although my heart ached, I knew she was no longer suffering and at peace. In a blink of an eye, I can still picture my last moments with her; holding her hand, rubbing her arm and repeating, “I’m here …

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Oct 05

A DetermiNator in Berlin

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This is a story of my Berlin Marathon which was on September 30th but first… Want to see something cool? This here is an X-ray of a left foot with a broken 4th metatarsal. Ouchy right?  Actually this fracture is called a “green branch” fracture because of the way it just spits out all over …

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