One year ago this week I underwent the last of 35 radiation treatments following surgery to remove a cancerous tumour from my throat. It was the first time since being diagnosed that I heard the words, “Cancer Free!” It took another three weeks for the swelling to go down enough that an MRI would confirm my oncologist assessment. But I will always think of this that last treatment as the day the ordeal ended.
One year later and the words still apply; Cancer Free! It feels good. I feel good, and I want others to feel the same sensation when they hear the same words – Cancer Free! That’s why, once again, I am writing dear readers, to ask you all to support me in the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer. Help me to bless others the way I have been blessed.
Once again as well, I will be co-captain of a great group of people called Team Kortright. This year 11 people have signed onto Team Kortright and I am thrilled to tell you that one of those people is my brother Alex.
This is the fifth year for the Ride and many of you will remember that Alex was one of the main motivations behind my attending the first Ride to Conquer Cancer back in 2008. Alex lost an arm to cancer his last year of high school and I have always been grateful that, unlike my father, he is still here with us. He, and myself, are cancer survivors because down through the years people at places like The Campbell Family Institute at The Princess Margaret have been working hard to defeat this devastating disease in our lifetime.
If you have already donated to the 2012 campaign then I thank you, with all my heart!
If not then Please click on the link at left and help make the words Cancer Free a reality for many more people; maybe someone you know!