Category Archive: Motivators

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 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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Sep 29

26.2 Miles of DetermiNation

It’s been quite a summer: months of training, hundreds of miles and $2,500 raised for the American Cancer Society.  And now there is just one week between me and my first marathon. On October 7th, I will run the Chicago Marathon and I couldn’t be more excited.  And nervous.  Running a marathon is something I …

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