Today was the “1st Annual Path of Hope: A 5K Journey To Benefit The Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance” at Hammonasset State Park. Despite my MRI results this past Friday, the sun was shining, the air was brisk and the atmosphere was great and it was a reason to celebrate. I felt so fortunate to be surrounded by my family, friends (both old and new) and to talk with other brain tumor survivors, patients and caregivers on this day. When I see families like mine and hear of stories similar to what I went through, it gives me a sense of knowing that our everyday problems that we complain about are not so significant. It was a great day and I am happy that I got involved with such a great organization.
I served on the Walk Committee and was asked to say a few words and offered the opportunity to play my song, if I wanted to. I was honored and humbled by this offer and was very happy to share my story with others to serve as inspiration and hope for those undergoing this terrible diagnosis.
Fortunately, Ashley captured the moment on video and I am sharing it here. Ironically however, my song was “interrupted” yet again. Enjoy!