Dear visitor, blogger, friend...
On May 7th, 2007, my 5 year old son was diagnosed with
an acute form of Leukemia (AML). We went on to spend 5 months in
the hospital and an additional 8 months of restrictions where no
one is allowed to enter our house.
I have been told, time and time again, about how much people enjoy
this web site and what it's done for blogger readership. The truth
is, no one has been helped more by this site then me. The real
story; developing this site served as therapy for me when I needed
it most. Everyone deals with tragedy in their own way. I can only
imagine painters paint, fishermen fish and developers code.
In August of 2008 I participated in the Pan-Mass
Challenge, riding 192 miles in two days. Thanks to all the
generous donors, many within the Lotus community, I raised over
$9,000. Every dollar went to the cause that saved my son's life.
I thank you for your amazing support last year, and your generous
donations. 100% of
the proceeds go to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute & Jimmy Fund Clinic. I will
post all donations, no matter how small to the left hand navigator
on this page. (unless you don't want me to firstname.lastname@example.org)
To make this interesting I'm asking that everyone end their
donation with the number 8.5. I want the donations from our
community to stand out. Expanding on the geek theme, anyone that
gives $88.50 or more can send me any 140 characters of text that
I'll linked to the url of your choosing. This information will
stay here for the life of the site.
Ethan is now 8 and continues to do amazingly
well. May 7, 2010 marked the 3rd year anniversary of when he was
diagnosed. His bone marrow transplant from his little brother is
working wonders, and we continue to hope and pray it's a CURE.
My PMC Rider Profile
Donate Here: $18.85 .
here to follow my Quarter by Quarter Challenge on Facebook. For every $1 donated thru Aug 5th I will carry 5.67 grams, 1 US quarter, for 82 miles of the 192 mile charity bike ride.
In HONOR of ETHAN VIDEO
- A video my wife put together for my ride in 2008.