31 years ago I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia when I couldn’t remember the name of my 8 month-old son. The head of oncology at a prominent hospital told us that nothing could be done for me.

Well, on August 20th I competed in a 18 mile cycling race as part of the World Transplant Games in Newcastle upon Tyne, England!

Over the years people who have heard my story have told me that it has given them hope. I now share this new chapter, and the stories of others from the Games, to provide hope for anyone going through a medical crises.