First track practice of the year, not training for the past couple of weeks has taken its toll, running around the track tonight was tough. At the end of the tortures track practice, one of our team's Honoree's Jens spoke a few words. I've know Jens since the beginning of last year and I have trained a long aside him, he is an inspiring athlete and person. I expected his talk to be about his own battle with Lymphoma, but instead this was the story of his brother in-law Harmut, he spoke of him last summer and that he was fighting Leukemia. I hadn't heard anything more since then and just assumed that he would make it through, it is possible to beat these things right? Unfortunately not always, Harmut passed away last September.
This is why we still all raise funds, the problem is not yet solved but is getting better with the research being done.