Yes, I'm talking about myself as usual! No worries, nothing bad. Just the financial burden having cancer really has on someone. But, I'm here thanks to the Grace of God, and my hospital of course. Which reminds me that the 4th Annual Team Draft Super Bowl Challenge has begun.
I was part of the inaugural challenge and came in third. So, I was flown out to Arizona for the Taste of the NFL and other events surrounding Super Bowl 49. It's also where I was blessed to meet Paul and Lucy Kalanithi. These two are amazing. Sadly, Paul passed away just a little over a month after actually going to the Super Bowl. Our group that year automatically clicked. It was one of the best experiences of my life. If you don't know who Paul and Lucy are, you should google them. They wrote the best selling memoir, "When Breath Becomes Air" where Paul shares his experiences and meanings of life. The book ends with Lucy sharing her experience after his death. Paul, Lucy, and superstar baby Cady will always be in my heart and I know I made a lifelong friend in Lucy from this trip. It was good to be with people that understood and to say "hey, I have stage 4 lung cancer". Just to say it, the looks we got from such famous people. Many thought we were originally joking. That's right, we weren't the poster children for lung cancer....but that was changing.
Not only is Team Draft trying to change the face of lung cancer, but 80% of donations to each persons account go directly to the hospital of their choosing. This money doesn't go to the NFL or some other organization. It goes straight to the source. To your hospital for lung cancer research.
Each year I represent Piedmont Atlanta and the Falcons. Although I've only gone once, I still participate. It's not about going. It's about funding research, at the source. If you would like to donate, here is the link 2018 Team Draft Super Bowl Challenge.
Also, I want to start a group here in Georgia for Lung Cancer survivors. So here's the deal. If you live in Georgia and would like to meet occasionally, please email this blog or me on facebook. I'll probably be reaching out to some of you soon but I don't know everyone in Georgia that follows this.
Well, don't forget, it's lung cancer awareness month. The month I heard those 4 words that changed my life forever 5 years ago. I'm so thankful to still be here.
Thank you for your continuous prayers and please keep them coming. Not just for me, but for so many others that are in need right now. God bless.
And sorry for the pic overload. Just wanted reshare my experience from Arizona. How could this not be amazing?!