The cancer journey can be overwhelming. The day to day. The hospital stays. Answering emails, calls, texts. It has the potential to be more-so in the day and age of connectivity. Early on, I realized that the digital overload could be overwhelming. It's true.
Honestly, the outpouring of support early on was overwhelming. It continues to be overwhelming. Overwhelming in a good way. It's cliche to say it, but words can't express the thanks.
Thank you to those who have donated to the 'YouCaring' fund. Thank you for the messages, food, etc. that have come our way.
There are a few other events that we need to mention. They are all wrapped up in one nice package...sort of. They are all taking place in The Woodlands, TX. And, they are all taking place on the same weekend.
- April 11, 2015. The Woodlands, TX. Fearless FUNdo Poker Ride. 90ish miles on the IMTX course. The ride is free. There will be an auction of sorts with items provided by some of our sponsors like First Endurance, Roka, Cervelo, Smith Optics, and BSX Athletics has jumped in. There may be others that I don't know about. Sometimes these things start with idea, we give them the go ahead and folks run. Ben Hobbs (TRS Triathlon) will be there to host the auction. I'd do it, but I speak way too slow. A BBQ as well. All donations will go into our medical fund. Please use the webpage above for additional information. I will not be riding, but I will be there.
- We are also going to do another "Swab Party." Sounds dirty doesn't it? It isn't. Amy and I hope to have a solution for her stem cell transplant by then. In any case, we will host with Sharing America's Marrow another drive to get people into the database that is used for bone marrow/stem cell transplant matches. We added 175 people in January. We're going to prove that everything is bigger in Texas this time. I'll post again, but let's shoot for 500 at this one. Think big. Lives will be saved.
- Precision Pro Events is hosting an Ironman Texas prep camp. Their focus is bringing in professional triathletes in to host camps with age groupers. Amy and I did a weekend in Louisiana with the crew. It was a good time. I've known Mark Miller for a long time. I've become good friends with Jordan Rapp (aka Rappstar) over the past couple of years. They are teaming up for the IMTX prep-camp. The camp is 4 days and 3 nights. It is on the IMTX course, and takes place from April 9 - 12. They have 2 spots left, and they are auctioning them off as a benefit as well. Here is the EBAY link to the auction. These are valued at $1500/spot.
Thanks again to everyone. Amy's home this week after her 2nd round of consolidation chemotherapy. We're back and forth to clinics and hospitals for labs and transfusions. Me, I've signed up to swim at US Masters Swimming Nationals in late-April if the schedule allows.