Cancer is scary. Blood cancers are even scarier. You can’t cut it out and you can’t melt it away. But there is hope and there is life. One day there will be a cure. I have things I need to accomplish and an amazing life I’m going to live. Stick with me. We’re going to get there.
I was diagnosed with moderately aggressive Multiple Myeloma January 15, 2015. I have bone lesions in my hip, spine, clavicle, and ribs. I went through a Bone Marrow Transplant that same year, lost my hair for awhile and my life changed.
In December 2015, I started running again. In 2016 I ran 16 races, including 2 half marathons and an 18 mile point to point trail race with 5,000 feet of elevation.
On April 1, 2018, I will start running from Jockey’s Ridge on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I will run every day for 54 days for a total of 1,175 miles on the Mountains to Sea Trail until I reach Clingman’s Dome on the border of North Carolina and Tennessee.
Throwing Bones for a Cure, Inc. was started to raise funds for Multiple Myeloma research, to eventually help families suffering with this disease a resource for funds, and to create hope. We can live through this. We can survive this. There will be a cure. Don’t just hang on. Get on top of this wave and ride it out.