Category: Cancer

My Tribute to Kethan | TEDx World Tour Ends in Magic at Tallaght

Thursday night in Dublin, Ireland was nothing short of magic. As I flew into the Emerald Isle on Thursday afternoon from Rome, I felt the rich hues of green reaching out to embrace me. I have wanted to travel to Ireland all my life. I listen to “trad music,”...

My Tribute to Kethan | TEDx World Tour

Two months ago, an 11 year old little boy, succumbed after a strong and courageous seven year fight with leukemia. About 10 years ago, a beautiful, soon to be mother of three, heard the words “you have cancer.” I was standing next to her, in our kitchen, as she...

My Tribute to Kethan | St. Andrew’s Memorial Service

On July 14, I had the privilege of giving one of three tributes/eulogies to a truly special little boy, Kethan. My tribute can be found here. I have included the text below, since it is a bit difficult to hear: I will never forget the day that brought Kethan...

someday is today: Kethan’s Story

A little over 5 years ago, my wife, Maureen’s, breast cancer recurred. She is doing well, but not long after our family’s journey with cancer took this new turn, I met Kethan. He, like my daughter, was starting 1st grade at St. Andrew’s. I had the privilege of meeting...

Survivorship is Not a Phase | Part I

Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of being at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk in Austin in my role as the chapter president of our local board of trustees.  It was a truly beautiful evening in Austin, Texas, and we had almost 5,000 people assembling...