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Walking for a Cure

November 1st, 2010 7 comments
Traci and Paul

My wife Traci and I at the "Celebration of Life" at the City of Hope

I’m one of those guys that hates cancer.  Not that there’s anyone out there that cares for the disease mind you, but in the case of our family, it’s played a major role.

In April of 2002, my wife Traci was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma a week after she gave birth to her youngest daughter Nikki.   The tumor crushing her lung was softball sized, and the news continued to get worse when the cancer was found in her bone marrow.  At the age of 24, Leukemia – Stage 4 is perhaps one of the worst possible diagnoses one can receive for a mother of 2.

The cancer was treated aggressively with multiple rounds of chemotherapy.  Read more…

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