a huge THANK YOU to all who have thrown in to help me fight
To everyone who has helped me beat up on cancer:
I just wanted to thank you personally from the bottom of my heart for your help with my situation. It has meant to so much to me to get so much support from the whitewater community. I have no doubt that I am going to beat this thing soon, but the journey is not an easy one. The support I am feeling, is making it much easier for my family and me. It is great not to be stressing too much over the medical bills that continue to roll in, but the feeling of love and encouragement that your act of generosity has given me far outweighs the valuable monetary support.
Throughout this journey, I have several times compared having cancer, to running a challenging river. At the take-out, I am sure I will look back and know that this has been more of a gift than a burden. Most kayakers I know are living examples of the skill and attitude needed to fight cancer and be victorious: determination, courage, a positive attitude, and a willingness to help your fellow kayakers when the odds are stacked against them. I am so proud to be part of this community.
Thank you so much for the positive thoughts and encouragement and your extremely generous donations. I send out to all of you lots of love!
I cant wait to get back and see all of you on the rivers in a few months.