After an easy 3.5 miles, I became a member. It was easy. I went to http://www.BeTheMatch.com and filled out the short questionnaire about myself, family history, and my medical history. Now all I have to do is wait for the sample kit to arrive. I’m crossing my fingers that I’m a good candidate.
When I answered questions about my medical history, I realized how blessed I am to be in good health. I also reaffirmed my belief that what I’m doing is right. My fight with migraines was nothing compared to what I can only imagine what cancer patients go through. I am so far “cured” of the pain (I still have auras), and I wish for the same relief to all cancer patients, especially to my friend Chantha.
So, yes, as soon as I reach my goal of $4900, I will wear a shaved head in honor of my friend’s struggle and all cancer patients everywhere. I will enter the Walt Disney World Dopey Challenge and run the longest distance ever in my life in four days. And all through my fundraising and training, I will keep the following song in my head:
“Try Everything” by Shakira
Thanks for reading and happy running!