…83 Days Until Race Day
Dominick just turned 9-years-old in September and he took his last treatment for osteo-sarcoma (bone tumor) in December.
Dominick’s femur had to be replaced with a carbon one and he is still acclimating after the surgery because he is not completely stable on his legs.
As is the case with nearly every kid with cancer at Dominick’s age, he has a positive outlook and in turn, that helps his mother, Iris, have a positive outlook as well.
The director of the pediatric oncology department at Texas Children’s Cancer Center, Dr. David Poplack always tells me, “we draw our strength and inspiration from these kids.”
And it’s true. These kids are resilient, and whether it’s naivete because they are too young to know the severity of their illness or if they just feel that they are “indestructible” no matter what is thrown at them, their confidence helps assure the adults that things are going to be alright.
Dominick’s cancer was found by a small bump in his ankle. At first the family thought it was a torn ligament, however, an MRI later revealed that it was cancer.
Dominick, we rocked out a 3 hour run on rolling terrain today, buddy. Thanks for letting me run for you.
Who will you meet tomorrow?