…111 Days Until Race Day
This is Justin.
Now, 26, he was diagnosed at age 14 with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia. Heck, I’m 47 and I can’t even say that. Imagine hearing that as a 14-year-old.
Justin’s treatment lasted 6 months and in May, 2006, he was declared in remission/no evidence of disease.
Here are Justin’s own words:
“It’s not every day that you can look around and know that everyone cares about you and wants to help you. This rare moment came for me while I was being treated at MD Anderson Cancer Center. I was a very independent person at an early age, and the thought of being so dependent was a new concept for me. Through the course of my treatment, I was able to find out just how tough I was. I learned to accept others into my life, accept the help and love from others around me, and be the happiest person in the world through the roughest time of my life. MD Anderson not only saved my life but changed my life and the impact I have on others in this world.”
Justin has been a multi-time Snowdrop Foundation scholarship recipient.
Today’s run was scheduled for an hour time trial on the track, but after yesterday’s 10 miler, Coach Olsen and I opted for a different run because I’m still recovering from last weekend’s 100 miler.
Who will you meet tomorrow?