…77 Days Until Race Day
This is Reno.
He is universally loved by everyone who meets him, especially the childhood cancer patients that he chaperones in Jackson Hole, WY as a camp counselor. Because of his history, and loving the camp counselor role so much, Reno hopes to continue “to help other pediatric cancer patients in the future.” – Reno
To beat his diagnosis, Reno underwent 6 months of treatment (4 rounds of chemotherapy and 4 weeks of radiation). That battle left him with thyroid issues from the chemotherapy but as he says, he’s “very fortunate for that to be the only residual issue as of right now.” – Reno
Even though he is 11 years past his diagnosis, and considered a long-term survivor, Reno shares the chilling reality for every childhood cancer survivor, “Every long-term survivor visit is a blessing but also a worry that something will come back. As a result, I have learned never to take anything for granted and I know that life can be taken away at any moment.” – Reno
In high school, Reno played football. Now, as a senior at Stephen F. Austin State University, he’s a powerlifter. Maybe it was his strength that powered me through my run.
Today should have been an off day (Friday’s are usually rest day) but because of my Tuesday migraine, I had to make that run up today. Glad I ran today.
This whole week has been a terrible week of running for me. Until today. My legs felt strong. My breathing was easy and I felt light. This is a good considering I have a race tomorrow.
Who will you meet tomorrow?