12 Shots: 2015 blog posts
In 2013, my son Brian was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. This book traces my second season of training and participation in a 100mi cycling event to help raise $37,454.13 for blood cancer research and patient assistance programs. This amount is equivalent to the average charge for a single chemotherapy injection delivered to my son. He received 12 of these shots in two-months. More
In February 2013, my son Brian was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. He was four years old. The following year, as a member of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program, I completed a century ride (100 mile cycling event) in Lake Tahoe to help raise money for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma research and patient assistance programs.
My fundraising goal was $37,545.13, which was the average charge for a single injection of a chemotherapeutic treatment delivered to our Little Man last year. He received 12 of these injections over a two-month period. Thanks to the tremendous generosity of donors, I was able to exceed this fundraising goal. I wrote about this journey in my first volume “12 Shots: 2014 blog posts”.
In 2015, I returned for a second season of cycling and fundraising. The associated blog posts are replicated in this volume. I wrote the blog to honor my son and share with others what it’s been like for him to be diagnosed with and treated for leukemia. This book is distributed free of charge and represents part of an effort to build awareness and support for families dealing with blood cancers. I hope you enjoy it enough to pass along to your friends, family, and colleagues.