In May 2014, our youngest twin son, Bryce, was diagnosed with brain cancer. After Bryce completed radiation treatments, he started chemotherapy treatments in September. In late October 2014, his twin brother, Alex, was diagnosed with brain cancer. In December 2014, Bryce completed chemotherapy and Alex completed radiation. Late January 2015, Bryce's cancer came back and he passed away.
A week later, Alex started his chemotherapy treatments. In June 2015, Alex had his final scans after completing his chemotherapy treatments. Scans revealed his cancer had returned and there were no other options available. In late June, Alex passed away.
Without St. Jude, our family would have been financially troubled. We didn't receive any medical bills but instead received complete support for our whole family. This included school for the boys during their treatments, gift cards for groceries, free medications and medical supplies, shuttles to/from appointments, plenty of activities and visits with therapy dogs. St. Jude blessed our family with unconditional love and supported our family during the boys' cancer treatments; we will always be a St. Jude family.
I'm dedicated to using my running to make an impact. As I train for my race, I'm raising funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Thanks to donors like you:
- Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
- Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won't stop until no child dies from cancer.
Thank you for donating and helping me reach my goal for the kids of St. Jude!