…132 Days Until Race Day
This is Collin
Collin just celebrated his 20th birthday on Halloween.
Collin was diagnosed in 2014, at age 17, his high school senior year, with a rare form of cancer called PMP (Pseudomyxoma peritonei…tumors that impede digestion or organ function, and if left untreated, will fill the abdominal cavity. This will result in compression of organs and will destroy the function of colon, small intestine, stomach, or other organs. Prognosis with treatment in many cases is optimistic, but the disease is lethal if untreated).
In addition to many rounds of chemo and having numerous abdominal surgeries (including a 16+ hour debulking and HIPAC), Collin also had to have an iliostomy, a drain put in to help kidney function.
This is the AMAZING part of Collin‘s story.
Collin took his battle with cancer and used it to turn the attention to other families in his community who are affected by serious illnesses themselves.
All while fighting cancer himself, he created his organization, Collin Cares Cure Cancer and has raised and donated thousands of dollars to others in need.
How can you NOT love this kid and want to pray for him? You can’t!
He received a scholarship from Snowdrop Foundation and completed his first year of college while doing chemo every other weekend.
Today’s run was my monthly measuring stick run. As many laps as possible in 1 hour on the track. My previous high was 7.50 miles (30 miles on the dot).
Thank you Collin, for inspiring not only me, but all of us with your courage and your selflessness.
Who will you meet tomorrow?