Friday, September 18, 2009

the end of summer

Last night, my parents, Evan , and I went to the Light the Night Walk in Harrisburg. The Light the Night Walk ( is a nation-wide fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I mean, the spokesperson is Tina it must be a big deal...haha. It was awesome to get away from the house and do something outside and it was really inspirational to see the amount of people in this area who came out to try to do something about this cancer nonsense. Its a 2-mile walk and all of the participants carry balloons with lights inside of them so it makes for a cool scene with all of these lit balloons in the sky. Couple that with a hot dog truck and some free giveaways and it made for quite a nice night. The bone marrow registry was also there and evan got his mouth swabbed and got all signed up.....he's hoping for a match in Hawaii or Spain or something. Everyone should check out to see when the Walk is in their area cause it was definitely a great event. Cancer sucks, I mean really sucks, alot, all the time, it is evil; but it has provided me with the chance to meet some amazing, inspiring people who are working toward cures and who just want to love those who are afflicted; not to mention giving me a new appreciation for my friendships, and for that, I am thankful.

Other than that, I have just been hanging out, trying to stay healthy, trying to get some rest and trying to get a bit of exercise everyday.....maybe I could join one of those old lady groups that do laps around the mall every morning. The Fall TV premiers are now upon us so I have stumbled upon some new shows. I may be addicted to Glee already and that also 'may' be something that I am not supposed to admit to others. I'm also getting behind my Phils as they head for a repeat and I'm not gonna let a broken rib dash my dreams that this is finally the year for the Eagles.

Back to Hershey and back to chemo tomorrow morning and I will be ready to get the fight back on. My fingers and feet are still pretty bothersome but I am hoping they are able to adjust things a bit to help with this.

Its hard to believe that it is now Fall and summer is over. I am moving on to my second season of trying to beat this back, which is crazy...sometimes it feels like this has been going on forever and sometimes it still feels like I just got the news. I am still afraid but now I know more about this fight and I'm ready to head into the Fall and outlast the new crop of reality TV shows and do what it takes to win.

ALL will be well

"To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping"


  1. i love this post, and i love you :) you're amazing. thanks for inspiring

  2. Hi Danny - so cool - I can almost picture everyone walking around with their lit balloons. Also, FYI, I think I like Glee too. I wasn't interested until Kelsey and Alexis started watching. I was also very happy too see the AllWillBeWell walk on Nov 28th! You've got some amazing friends because you are amazing! Love you.

  3. I'm with you 100%
    Anything you need or want, Mom and I are here.