I do not aspire to be a hero, I just want other patients to realize that any one of us can have a long life after receiving such a horrible diagnosis. Times may be difficult but anything is possible.
On September 5, 2015, I celebrated the 25th anniversary of my autologous bone marrow transplant for non-Hodgkin lymphoma that took place at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. I want to thank my wife, children, and the many doctors, nurses, and technicians who treated me and continue to look after me in my senior citizen years.
Why the dogs in the picture, you may ask? Well, I had a remarkably loyal little white dog named Troy who was like my own private therapy dog for 14 tough years.
I raise funds for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Celebration in Long Branch, NJ. I figure that while my old face will not likely elicit any emotion, my pampered dogs may get people's attention. Research dollars are vital to LLS's mission.