Sadly, today June 22nd, 2013 marks 10 years since Eric's initial diagnosis with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia. It's hard to believe a decade has gone by already. It was on June 21st, 2003 that Eric's mother Mary took him to the ER with severe problems from the extraction of his wisdom teeth. He was officially diagnosed the following day, and it was only the beginning of a nightmare that will remain with us forever.
Tomorrow on June 23rd - Chris Solinsky will be competing in the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the 5,000m in Des Moines, Iowa - while wearing his LIFE bracelet. Chris will be running at 4:30pm - tune in to www.usatf.tv to watch the race live. Pictured above - Chris setting the American Record in the 10,000m at the Stanford Invite in 2010 with the incredible time of 26:59 - and yes, also while wearing his LIFE bracelet. Following the Olympic year in London, the 2013 Championships will serve as the selection event for the coveted spots to represent Team USA at the IAAF World Championships August 10 - August 18 in Moscow, Russia. Best of luck Chris.
Hello my Name is Tracey Ann Bailey. On May 30th, 2013 My Life was forever changed. I was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma, which is just one of the many struggles I have had to deal with at 28 years old. After losing my mother only a couple of months before, I felt as though I could not take this head on, and I became deeply depressed. I thought I could not mentally or physically put up a good fight, but then I had to think I'm only 28, and I have my whole life a head of me. I have no kids, but I do have a younger brother whom I've taken sole responsibility of after my mom died. I must fight for him, not just for me. So with that I came up with a slogan "Fight Violet Not Violence " and I plan to make t-shirts hats etc #TeamViolet Making the best of what I thought was the worst. .....#MyStory
- LoziLu Women's Mud Run - Milwaukee, WI - Saturday June 29th, 2013
- Eric's older brother will return to the Ironman Wisconsin this fall
- McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research set to publish a leukemia research study dedicated to Eric
- University of New Hampshire Athlete Shortens Career to Donate Bone Marrow