I’m a 25 year old cancer survivor. Got diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in January 2006 and went into remission in July of the same year. It hit me at an impressionable age (18), and I’ve been doing tons of cancer advocacy ever since.
I also used to work in Washington, DC. Spent many hours on campaigns, in the office of the Libertarian National Committee, attending conferences, you-name-it. Basically, everything a good little libertarian should do. However, health is my true love. Currently working as a Certified Nurse Aide on a dementia unit. Will go back to school for a Masters in Healthcare Administration in Fall 2014.
Doing things for the sake of craziness is one of my trademarks. Never ran a mile in my life before October 2012, but signed up for the 2013 Shamrock Marathon with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training on a boring morning whim. I’m now addicted. Already planning for the OBX Marathon this November and Shamrock again next year. Might even stick in a 50 mile ultra somewhere.
This blog will almost always be about health. Whether it’s the politics, my job, nutrition, or training–especially the last part because it’s a fun outlet. Finding other athletes via social media who can sympathize would be a huge bonus.
So, thanks for stopping by!
“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land, there is no other life but this.” -Thoreau