This week is not only a week of smiles.
Last week, a friend of mine was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. I have known him for over 4 years and he has been a running buddy for my very first half marathon and a few subsequent races. He has been relentlessly running and fundraising for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for many years and we are Team in Training buddies. We were supposed to meet up in San Diego. His name will be on my San Diego jersey. He will find out about his treatment options at MD Anderson in Houston hopefully this week.
Today, I received news that another Team in Training teammate has been diagnosed with a relapse of her leukemia. When I met her and her mother in 2010, she just finished her treatment and was in remission. They both ran the San Diego Half Marathon with our team that year. She graduated from High School in 2010 ans started university that same fall. She is now waiting for a bone marrow transplant but hasn’t found a match yet.
So, as you all go out running today and this weekend, please send a few prayers or thoughts to all those suffering from cancer and other ailments and in need of miracles.
Quietly running today.