My favorite part of the night was finding out who our honored teammates would be during this journey. These local blood cancer patients and survivors, cheer the participants along from training to completion. My teammate is Brian Bucher.
Luckily, Brian was at the kick off meeting and was able to share with us his uplifting and emotional story. In 2005, he was diagnosed with Primary Mediastinal Large B Cell Non-Hodgin's Lymphoma. When the doctors at Hershey Medical Center discovered the tumor next to his heart, it was the size of a grapefruit. Seven years and countless chemotherapy treatments later, it's roughly the size of a grape.
Our honored teammates will be our greatest inspiration and motivation. We must always be thinking of their battles on the front-line.