Monday, July 03, 2006

little dylan

little dylan walsh, one of the survivors on the friends and family of soundview mortgage team. is grandparents, who i got to know through relay, are fabulous.

excerpted from an article i wrote for the tacoma news tribune last year, here's a bit on their team:
Friends and Family of Soundview Mortgage have Relayed for 14 years. Never did they imagine that cancer would find their littlest team member. Dylan walked his first survivors’ lap in 2004 as a cancer-free survivor. A diagnosis of Burkitt’s lymphoma in 1992 would have given him a 5% survival rate. Thanks to research, his 2002 diagnosis gave him a 75% chance of survival. Today he is a healthy, happy four-year-old. Proud grandparents and team captains, Bob and Joyce Walsh reflect, “What if there wasn’t an American Cancer Society and no Relay For Life? Nothing would have been done!”

photo taken june 2006
relay for life of tacoma

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