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Life is a Gift! We are meant to live life to the fullest and to be a blessing to others!
Eight years ago, my beautiful wife, Jennifer, was diagnosed with cancer. After the first several months of treatment, we believed we had it beat. We had 5 years without any major symptoms, just mild discomfort from scar tissue. In 2017, her pains started to increase and we were told her cancer had returned. We were devestated! They told us that it was treatable, but not curable. They had to use the highest strength chemotherapy and I did not think she would survive past that Christmas. She was a fighter and came through. We were told the treament was successful and they thought she was cancer free. We took a couple trips and started "living" again. Unfortunately, she started to notice she was getting tired and having more pain. The beast had returned. We tried several more treatment options, but the cancer attacked her spinal cord and back causing intense pain. We wish we had moved her treatments to OSU and The James sooner because they were amazing and did everything possible to fight for Jennifer and make her as comfortable as possible.
Jennifer fought until the very end and took her final trip to be with her Lord and Savior on June 15, 2019, just after her 46th birthday.
Because of the efforts and support at The James, I’ve joined the Greatest Team Ever, a community of legendary Riders, Virtual Riders, Volunteers, Researchers, Donors, and passionate fundraisers who have committed to join forces to make amazing things happen. In just eleven years the Pelotonia community raised over $208 million for cancer research. But we aren’t stopping there. Every single dollar we raise is invested in innovative cancer research, the brightest minds and ideas, and the tools and technology needed to reach our one goal. In July 2019, Pelotonia announced the creation of the Pelotonia Institute for Immuno-Oncology at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. The institute launched with an initial $102,265,000 pledge from the Pelotonia community. This money will be raised over the next 5 years and represents the 2,265 riders who participated in the first Pelotonia in 2009.
Please consider supporting me today by making a donation to support my fundraising goal of $3000. Remember - 100% of every single dollar raised is directed to life-saving cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. Anyone can be a legend. Join us today.
|05/06/2020||Lee and Stephanie Journey||$50.00|
|05/06/2020||SHERRI D PADILLA||$150.00|
|05/06/2020||Dan and Lori Adler||$50.00|