Wednesday, January 14, 2015

26 Reasons to Run - Reason #15

I run for my cousin Amy

While I was still quite young myself, my even younger cousin Amy was diagnosed with brain cancer. We lived thousands of miles away, so I cannot say that we were particularly close. What I remember most vividly of Amy's illness is that my mother went to stay with her brother for a while... to provide support, to help to look after my other cousins while my uncle & aunt were with Amy in the hospital.

Amy was just a little girl when she died. Too young.

Mile #15 I run in memory of Amy; and in support of my uncle & aunt who continue to advocate and fund-raise for the pediatric oncology department at the hospital where Amy received treatment.

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