…141 Days Until Race Day
Say hello to Lilly Beth.
Lilly Beth is another Snowdrop Honor Team warrior.
She is four years old was diagnosed this past July with Wilms Tumor, which is kidney cancer.
Here is information on Wilms Tumor from Dana-Farber Boston Children’s website:
– Wilms tumor (also called nephroblastoma) is a cancerous tumor in the cells of the kidney. Fortunately, with the right treatment, Wilms tumor is highly treatable.
– Wilms tumor is the most common type of renal (kidney) cancer in children, accounting for about 6 percent of all childhood cancers.
– About 500 children in the United States are diagnosed with a Wilms tumor each year.
– Wilms tumor can occur at any age between infancy and age 15, but is most common in children age 5 or younger.
– With prompt and aggressive treatment, Wilms tumor is successfully treated in the majority of children.
(This is what I find most amazing about this information. Back in the mid/late 60’s, the cancer cure rate was 10%. Now, thanks to dollars and brilliant researchers and doctors, we get to read statements like the one above. I’m fairly certain it’s no consolation to Lilly Beth’s parents though.)
Since July, Lilly Beth has had surgery, radiation and is currently undergoing chemo.
You got this, Lilly Beth.
Today’s run, while short, was not easy. It featured 6 minutes of sprint work in between the 2 mile warm up and 2 mile cool down. One of these days I’ll get those other .19 miles and make that sprint work a full mile. #futuregoals
Tomorrow is an off day, so I will be in front of a computer after work voting for Snowdrop Foundation through the #Reliantgives program http://giving.myreliant.com/. It’s the final day to vote. If Snowdrop Foundation gets the most votes, we are awarded $100,000.
Please join me in voting…AS MANY TIMES AS YOU CAN OR WOULD LIKE TO. The process is easy. Thank you in advance.