Almost 6 years ago, my little world hit a hiccup. I knew there was something wrong, and when I found out I had thyroid cancer I was not surprised. Surgery and radiation worked and I am living a great life with my little family! This year, I swim for my dad, who is on his second go round with kidney cancer. He is doing well and the prognosis is good, but it has definitely hit our family again in a way that no one can really prepare for. I also swim in memory of my friend Steve Cormier, who lost his battle last year with metastatic lung cancer. His family will never be the same.
This is why I swim.
For the hope that one day the doctors will find a cure, or a way to eradicate this family of diseases! I have seen first hand some of the research that is being done thanks to the funds from this swim. It is amazing work and the future of medicine is great. The hopspital that receives these funds is in this area, but the research they are doing will help many farther away as well. I can't thank the Swim Across America team enough for getting me in contact with the kidney specialist at Levine to consult with my dad on his care. They got him in and are consulting with his physicians closer to home. Please support this wonderful event and organization!
, 11600 N. Community House Rd., Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28277.Swim Across America
Check should be made out to Swim Across America but please include a note mentioning my name as the swimmer you are supporting!