No, friends, I have not been hacked. However, as we are still adjusting to Glitter’s arrival into our family this will lack the narrative flair I am usually given to but please read on.
Very long story short: my friend M (since this is getting blasted across the internet, I’m trying to give him some privacy) discovered he had a brain tumor in 2013. I remember visiting him that weekend in the hospital and as I wheeled him up and dowm some of the halls, to the cafeteria and back, I remember thinking This Shit Makes Absolutely No Sense, We Are 26 Years Old.
His cancer went into remission.
In January of this year they discovered tumor regrowth during a scan. Four months before his wedding day. Currently he is undergoing chemotherapy.
I have known M for more than half of my life. He is one of the best people I know, he is one of my oldest friends. So if somehow, at 30 we now need to walk for brain tumor research and awareness, I am there. If we need to fundraise for that (and I will be honest, I made a vow a long time ago as a runner to not fundraise on my own, but to give generously to my many friends who do), I will ask you all to give.
The page is HERE. (I’ll be honest, I didn’t jazz it up because the whole story is here).
Some items: when the walk happens, I will not even be three weeks post-partum. Physically I cannot walk a 5k right now. If I can walk a mile with Glitter that will be great. With that in mind, since I have a newborn, all walking is weather dependent. However, our whole family is registered as are my parents. At a minimum some combination of us will be walking.
Anyway, if you have it in you to give $5 or even $10, I know we’ll all appreciate it.