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On January 24th, I was officially diagnosed with Leukemia. We had our suspicions a few days earlier given the poor blood results. The news, as you can imagine is still settling in. I have decided to keep this journal to allow me to keep some focus on other things besides dwelling on the Whys and Hows. Things have and continue to travel 100 mph.

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IMPORTANT. If you want to read my journal since I was diagnosed, go to the archive section on the left, click on January and scroll down to the bottom and read by date.


Thu Sep 25, 2008

Leukemia Cup Regatta 2008

Fall means Time to Sail! (Or more acurately, Time to Raise Money for the Leukemia Society!)

I will be serving as Campaign Chair again this year for the 4th Annual Baltimore Leukemia Cup Regatta. The race goes off on Saturday, October 25 around 11am with the boats finishing at Tide Point. As usual, we wil be entered as a "Phantom Boat" -- raising money for the campaign, but not putting a real boat in the water.

Here's the link to the donation website:
www.active.com/donate/leukemiacupmd/garygalloway08

This December will mark the 5th anniversary of Gary's passing. Thanks to all of you out there who gave Gary so much support during his illness and to those who have been so kind in the years following. We have raised over $15,000 since we first started with this campaign in 2004. Just as Gary made a difference in all our lives, we continue to make a difference after his death -- the money raised has helped evelate cure rates to an all-time high.

The kids and are still making our way. We've been in our new house for over 2 years now, but it certainly feels like we were meant to be there. Libby is in 1st grade and is thriving. She represents the nutty side of Gary. Very outgoing, thinks out of the box. Patrick is in 2nd grade and is 7. He fully represents the project anayalst side of Gary. Methodical, straightforward, but makes me laugh as only his father could. I am truly blessed with healthy, smart, outgoing, and kind children (usually.)

I returned to the work force in January, talking a part-time consulting job back at PHH (where I was working before the children were born). It's flexible schedule-wise and allows me to stretch my brain in new directions. Not that laundry and packing lunches aren't stimulating activities...I'm just sayin'.

Check out the donation link above and thanks in advance to anyone that can contribute to the cause.

All our love,

Marcy, Patrick and Libby Galloway

Posted by: Marcy on Sep 25, 08 | 1:30 pm | Profile

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