Friday, March 12, 2010

Save What's Left

This photo was taken on the one year anniversary of my cancer diagnosis. I'm wearing a shirt that reads "save what's left" -- a message originally intended to promote recycling and conservation. The slogan has taken on new meaning after surgery and chemo.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

One Year Later

I marked the one-year anniversary of my cancer diagnosis in a unique and satisfying way. It is hard to believe that a full year has passed since I got that life-altering phone call on the night of 3-10-09. Time flies when you're... well, fighting for your life. By sheer coincidence, I had been scheduled for a photo shoot on the one-year anniversary of the diagnosis. So, after a full day of work (a minor miracle itself), I spent some time with my good friend, fellow cancer survivor, and professional photographer, Ryan Armbrust.

Ryan and I are participating in a project to benefit the Kentucky Cancer Program (KCP website), "a unique program that is state-funded, university-affiliated, and community-based. KCP was created in 1982 and is jointly administered by the University of LouisvilleJames Graham Brown Cancer Center and the University of Kentucky Lucille Parker Markey Cancer Center. The partnership with Kentucky’s two major academic institutions and cancer centers enables KCP activities to be based on science, driven by the latest and most accurate cancer data, and interwoven with research efforts."

I will share more details of this very cool project soon. It is good to be alive and well.