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!