Jeff Penton Support Fund

 

 A Message to ANE from Jeff:

 

Good day ANE

As most of you know , I was diagnosed with Acute Leukemia in last May (2015). Up until then I had been very active and involved with ANE. In May of 2015 while training for a race, I was diagnosed with Acute Leukemia.  Being in my late 30s, this was unexpected and was a shock to my family (Nadine (wife),Annabel and Maddy (daughters).  Over the summer, I underwent 3 rounds of chemo and had a stem cell transplant in Sept. With the help of family, friends, work, and ANE – Nadine and I were able to go to Halifax for the procedure and worry about just that.  I was able to come back in early October and I went back to work in February of this year.

 

Unfortunately my Leukemia relapsed in May. I just underwent a round of chemo and luckily, got it back in remission.  I now have to travel to Halifax within the next two weeks to have a Donor Lymphocyte Infusion (DLI) from my brother . This will hopefully keep away the cancer . 

Myself, Nadine, Annabel, and Maddy truly thank all of you from the bottom of our hearts for everything that ANE has done for us and continues to do for us. 

Gang – this battle is definitely a marathon – with many highs and lows – but hopefully the finish line is in sight!

Brgds

 

Jeff

 

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