Be A Kid Again

The dynamic duo is back again for another year as part of the DFMC Partner program.  The program matches runners with patients in Dana Farber’s Jimmy Fund Clinic.  Brendan and I are excited about our third year together.   Brendan has been healthy and completed his treatment during last year’s marathon season.   Our goal this year is to just… “Be a kid again”.

Brendan has been through a lot battling Leukemia.  On December 30, 2009 his childhood was placed on hold.   It became a world of hospital stays and operations, doctor visits and setbacks, cancer drugs and sickness.  Birthday parties, holidays, and playing in the school yard with friends were placed in the backseat of life.  Healthy again, Brendan has moved back to life he once knew.   Now, when I give him a call to see how things are going, the conversation is full words like “friends”, “video games”, “outside”, and “homework”.

We can be inspired by this.  Our problems might not be as tragic as cancer, but life is full of responsibilities and self-levied pressures.  It keeps us from enjoying some of the fun things in life.  This marathon season I promised myself to find at least few moments to be a kid again.

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