As most of you know, I was diagnosed with mantle cell lymphoma back in August of 2009. Seven rounds of chemotherapy followed leading up to an autologous stem cell transplant this past March, I'm currently in remission.
During the course of my treatment, I reconnected with Franklin Salisbury, an old classmate of mine, who is the president of the National Foundation for Cancer Research. Turns out that it was a project director at NFCR who was instrumental in developing the transplant procedure that has lead me to my current state of well-being. Such serendipity deserves some kind of recognition, no?
Clearly, what organizations like the NFCR have helped fund has been critical for my health. Equally crucial, is the work they continue to seed. Mantle cell lymphoma comes back. Prolonging remission, finding a cure -- these are some of the mysteries that the NFCR is helping scientists to unravel. I've never been much of a fundraiser before, but the stakes have never been quite so personal.
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