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Dear Pelotonia and Cancer Research supporters:
I'm dedicating this year's ride and fund raising efforts to my colleague, Jon B. Here's his story:
After the weekend bliss had worn off and the Monday blues began to kick in that one Sunday evening, I was reminded of my doctor's appointment with a specialist the next day. Even though I was relaxed and recharged, the news that I received that Monday morning turned my world upside down.
Hearing other peoples' stories about getting a cancer diagnosis, going through treatment and riding that emotional roller coaster has always left me feeling somewhat anxious because it affects so many people and it could happen to anyone.
I received my diagnosis Monday afternoon, it was somewhat unexpected and felt so surreal. Things happened so quickly, it was hard to process and comprehend what was happening. I was told that testicular cancer when caught in its early stages is one of the most treatable, and my doctor put my treatment path together immediately. I was to go in for surgery that same week.
I broke the news to my family and tried to play things down. I found it difficult to discuss the diagnosis and the overwhelming emotions I was feeling. Even though it appeared that the odds looked in my favor and I had such strong feelings of sadness and loss. It was a very confusing time.
I had a surgical procedure later that week that went according to plan, and my doctor had full confidence in my recovery because we caught this early: the cancer had not spread into lymph nodes within my lower abdomen.
Hearing that you have cancer and coming to grips with that reality and with the treatment that follows will always take a toll but there are so many outlets out there ready to support you because so many people have unfortunately been touched by cancer. Don't shy away from the support of friends and family if it's available. If it's not, try to find a support group so you can openly discuss and address the psychological aspects of your diagnosis. A strong support group and a positive outlook will certainly help you cope and overcome cancer.
Thank you for your support of cancer research and treatment methods that make positive outcomes like this possible.
|09/07/2019||Verizon Communications Inc on behalf of Jonathan Bialos||$25.00|
|09/07/2019||Verizon Foundation on behalf of Stephanie Kasenter||$25.00|
|08/05/2019||Nancy & Dan Jones||$50.00|
|08/02/2019||In Memory of Dan Howard||$25.00|
|08/01/2019||Michelle & Scott Mays||$25.00|
|07/30/2019||Verizon Communications Inc on behalf of Dennis Shores||$25.00|
|07/30/2019||Verizon Communications Inc on behalf of Jeffrey Breland||$25.00|
|07/30/2019||Verizon Communications Inc on behalf of Ashley Tryban||$25.88|
|07/30/2019||Verizon Communications Inc on behalf of Raffy Ouzounian||$50.00|
|07/29/2019||In memory of Mary Fran Sciulli||$50.00|
|07/29/2019||Kent and Charity Bermingham||$50.00|
|07/29/2019||Tom and leslie||$100.00|
|07/26/2019||Geoff and Donna Rudderow||$50.00|
|07/21/2019||Richard and Wendy Schuen||$50.00|
|07/21/2019||Vincent J Sylvester||$50.00|
|07/19/2019||Cyndi and John McAlpine||$50.00|
|07/15/2019||Charles and Norma Meadows||$50.00|
|07/14/2019||Meg Melotti & Tyler Sellers||$100.00|
|07/09/2019||David G Bernon||$25.00|
|06/21/2019||Jon and Clare Bialos||$25.00|
|05/29/2019||In memory of Aunt Jean||$25.00|