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Diagnosis Anniversary

2/24/2006. It’s been 12 years since I was initially diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. That’s 4,383 days. I’ll admit there have been a few of those days where all of the emotions associated with cancer may have gotten the better of me and I felt like throwing something in the Schuylkill River. But the majority [...]
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Bendeka & Teva Pharma Video

Here is the link to an info piece I did a while ago for one of my treatment drugs. The manufacturer, Teva Pharmaceuticals, has been using this video internally for a while, now it’s available for broader public consumption on their website. Click to view.
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Two Ways to Help Save Lives

Just sending a reminder to folks that you have two ways to help me in the fight against blood cancers. I’m currently registered for two different events, both of which benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. And both of which help save and improve the lives of people living with these cancers. Any support of [...]
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Ironman Lake Placid 70.3 Bib #24

This week the athlete bib #s were published for Ironman Lake Placid 70.3. There are a couple of thousand athletes registered for this race so I was pretty surprised to see that I was assigned #24. I’m not sure if these were assigned alphabetically or if those of us representing the Ironman Foundation were assigned [...]
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RemissionMan Blog Award

I was happy to learn that Feedspot has recognized this blog as a top 50 leukemia blog across all domestic and international leukemia sites on the web. I was actually 27th out of 50. The criteria used was a combination of Google reputation and search ranking, social media influence, quality & consistency of posts, and [...]
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CLL Society

One of the connections I made while in Chicago was with the CLL Society. The CLL Society Inc. is a patient–centric, physician–curated nonprofit organization focused on patient education, support, and research. Dedicated to addressing the unmet needs of the CLL and related blood cancer communities, our goal is to develop real, recent and relevant [...]
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Chicago Visit With Team Teva

I was honored to be in ChiTown this week as part of the Bendeka Patient Advocacy Groups Advisory Board hosted by Teva Pharmaceuticals. Some of you might recall that I was treated with Teva Pharmaceutical’s drug Bendeka last year with very positive results. While in Chicago I had the opportunity to meet with some of [...]
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Diagnosis Anniversary

Well here we are again… another February 24th. On this day in 2006 my wife and I sat in the office of an oncologist we had just met as we tried to wrap our heads around the diagnosis he had given me: chronic lymphocytic leukemia. This is the one date that is imprinted on my [...]
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Teva Pharmaceuticals Presentation

Last week I had the pleasure of telling my story to a group of Teva Pharmaceutical Oncology employees at their annual field meeting. If I could sum up the week in one word it would have to be “meaningful”. For those unfamiliar with the backstory, Teva manufactures the chemotherapy drug Bendeka. Bendeka was the drug [...]
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Dawn Stensland Mendte Interview

Check out this interview I recently did with my buddy Dawn Stensland Mendte. Click HERE to watch.
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