Category Archives: cancer

Through Her Eyes

Here is the chapter in my book Relentless Mettle – My Cancer, My Rules written by my wife. She recalls her perspective on my leukemia diagnosis. As told by Mary Grace Brown. In 2005, we had an extremely difficult year.  Steve’s dad was experiencing increased shortness of breath and after being evaluated, he was found to have [...]
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Lost Brother

I want to wish all of my TNT brothers and sisters the best of luck in this weekend’s Philadelphia Marathon. As a 10 year survivor living with chronic leukemia and TNT triathlon coach, I deeply appreciate all that you are doing in support of the mission and applaud the giant steps you are taking in [...]
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Rewind – My Diagnosis

An excerpt by my book “Relentless Mettle – My Cancer, My Rules” I received my calling into the world of endurance sports in 1986 when a friend invited me to do a triathlon with him. I scrambled to borrow a bike and a helmet and had no idea what else to wear but was instantly drawn [...]
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The Thing About Derek

Many of you have been following the journey of Derek Fitzgerald. Derek is a Philadelphia area cancer survivor and a heart transplant recipient who has turned obstacle into opportunity, and limitation into victory. I first met Derek 4 years ago through The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program where as a survivor living with [...]
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Another New York State of Mind

Well another NYC marathon is in the books. This weekend marked my 7th time running the Big Apple and my 26th marathon overall. All 7 of my NYC marathons have been for the charity Grassroot Soccer, a charity founded by my good buddy and fellow cancer crusher Ethan Zohn. This year was another memorable adventure. [...]
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What Makes Cord Blood Special?

Banking cord blood can be life saving. Stem cells from cord blood have been used for over 20 years, and treat 80 different diseases, including certain types of cancer and immune disorders. Over 35,000 patients have received a successful transplant, with thousands more being treated every year. Cord blood is considered regenerative medicine, a relatively new [...]
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Ridley Swim Camp Talk

I recently had the opportunity to talk to a group of swim camp participants at the Ridley High School in Delaware County PA. There was a wide range of ages present from 9 – 14 and then some coaches and parents sat in as well. After talking about my background and experiences regarding sport, cancer, and [...]
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Checking In and Checking Up with CLL

I reported out on social media last week that I received a good checkup with from my oncologist last Friday. While that is a very true statement, let me take a minute to elaborate exactly what “good” means. I walk out of his office at the conclusion of any appointment with an agreed upon understanding [...]
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Healthy Lifestyle with Eraldo Appearance

I recently appeared on Healthy Lifestyle with Eraldo Maglara and talked about the new book and other fun stuff. Check it out here.
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WEGO Health Guest Blog Post

I was recently asked by WEGO Health to contribute a guest blog post on my leukemia experience. Happy reading! Click HERE to read.
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