My name is Daniel Greene and I am a cancer survivor. I was 9 months old when I was diagnosed with level three Neuroblastoma. This news rocked the very core of my family. After digesting the gut-wrenching news that their baby boy had been diagnosed with a deadly form of cancer, my family made the decision to do everything in their power to fight my cancer. The decision was made that my mother and I would move to Memphis to receive treatment at St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Meanwhile, my father would visit as much as possible, while also continuing to work full time in Louisville, KY to support our family. During my time at St. Jude's, I underwent six rounds of chemo-therapy and twenty-two blood transfusions. To help me fight cancer, my friends and families literally gave their own blood, with each of my twenty-two blood transfusions having been donated by my friends and family.
I completed my last round of chemotherapy in September of 1992. My family and I took on cancer and won! Cancer might have stripped one kidney from me, but it also left me with a resolve to help others fight this disease that claims the lives of far too many children.
I credit St. Jude's with saving my life. I am hopeful to help them save more lives. I will be running the St. Jude marathon this December 2, 2017 to celebrate being 25 years cancer free! In addition to running myself, my entire family will be there to support me as I run the marathon. I am seeking donations in an effort to raise awareness about the challenging and life-saving work done at St. Jude's.