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I don’t know many people that have not been affected by cancer in some form or another. My brother John Ellison Jr. died from cancer at only 19 years old. He was diagnosed with Malignant Melanoma at only 15 years old. What started out to be a harmless ...
I don’t know many people that have not been affected by cancer in some form or another. My brother John Ellison Jr. died from cancer at only 19 years old. He was diagnosed with Malignant Melanoma at only 15 years old. What started out to be a harmless looking bump on his back turned out to be a full-blown cancer—that drug our family through some of toughest times I can remember. When I think of what it was like for him at the time I cannot even come close to the horror he must of woke up to every day. The constant barrage of cutting/stitching, x-rays, and therapies he had to endure was unimaginable. The first couple of years he fought hard along with the doctors/specialists and the cancer went into remission. But by age 18 it returned and it came in full force and gave him no chance of winning.

Here I am now twenty years later and have a family of my own. I often think of what things I want to teach my children, what kind of legacy I want to leave behind. I want them to learn to work hard for what they believe in, and not give up on their goals in the face of hardship. I want them to learn how to help their fellow man when they are able to, and that giving is better than receiving. I want my children to learn how to live healthy and productive lives.

I am working with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society with the goal of running a 26 mile marathon on June 2nd 2013 in San Diego. I am aware this will not be an easy task, but I believe that if people fighting for their lives with diseases such as cancer endure daily hardships, I too can endure in the face of hardship.

Please support me by contributing to the cause. My goal is to raise $3000 by March 29th, 2013. No amount is too small and every donation is 100% tax deductible.

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