Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Cycle for Survival: This Year I Ride

Cycle for Survival

       It's been a little over a year since I was diagnosed with stage IV adenocarcinoma of the lung, a diagnosis I will now deal with for the rest of my life.  In the past 13 months, I have been an enormous benefactor of new research gains in treating my cancer.  Although lung cancer is not rare, there is much to learn and research in all areas of cancer will benefit folks like me.  Last year, I was not well enough to ride, so my husband, Wynn, and our children, Nathan and Nina, rode for me.  I am stronger now and will ride this year because I want to help cancer research to continue.  

     Last year my family and friends were over-the-top in their generosity and it's difficult for me to ask you to donate again.  I am only able to so this because the treatment I'm on, the one that has kept my cancer from getting worse while allowing me a relatively good quality of life, is only available because of the type of research this fund raiser supports.  I realize that you are probably hit with donation requests as often as Wynn and I are, and it's not possible to donate to all of them.  If you can add Cycle for Survival to your charitable contributions, I would appreciate it.  If not, I understand and know that you will be with me in spirit as I ride.

     Thanks for your time and consideration :)

Wish me luck!

Much love,  Luna

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Tori Tomalia said...

Hi Luna! I am so glad I found your blog. I am also ROS1 and taking Xalkori for a few months now. I have my first scan at the end of the month to see how it is working. I'm so happy to read that it is working well for you! Wishing you the very best of luck on this journey,

Luna O. said...

Hi Tori-
It's nice to connect with a fellow ROS1/Xalkori ninja. I truly hope Xalkori works as well for you as it has, so far, for me. Best of luck to you, too.

If you're on FB, please connect with me so we can message each other, if you're interested.


Tori Tomalia said...

Hi Luna,

I just did a search for you on FB but could not find you. I think I am the only Tori Tomalia, so send me a friend request and I will reply.