Running for a Cure on My Dad's 66th Birthday
My father, Matthew Sansverie, was an extraordinary man. He was not just a successful attorney but also a talented cartoonist and musician, who effortlessly balanced the demands of his career with his creative passion.
His compassionate nature extended to his animals, especially our old, stubborn dog Murphy. I'll never forget how he would push her in her very own stroller during their walks.
Our lives changed forever when we lost my dad to ependymoma, a rare form of brain cancer, when I was just 16. His absence has been profoundly felt at every milestone, yet I carry his memory with me each and every day. He made me believe that I could achieve anything I set my mind to, and for that, I'm eternally grateful.
And now, in a coincidence befitting my father's sense of humor, race day coincides with his 66th birthday. It's a day that he is always at the front of my mind and in my heart. This year it holds even greater significance as I lace up my running shoes for the Race for Hope DC.
I'm on a mission to raise $1066 in honor of my dad's 66th birthday. Every dollar donated will support the National Brain Tumor Society's efforts to defeat brain tumors and improve the lives of patients.
Please consider supporting me in this heartfelt endeavor. Your donation, regardless of the amount, will make a significant difference in the battle against all forms of brain tumors, including ependymoma.
Thank you for honoring my dad's memory and helping make a brighter future for brain cancer patients and their families. Your support means the world to me.
National Brain Tumor Society is fiercely committed to finding a cure for brain tumors. They are aggressively driving strategic research; advocating for public policies that meet the critical needs of the brain tumor community; and providing comprehensive patient, family and caregiver resources. Your support ensures this important work will continue.
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