All of us in the cancer ward were in it together, balancing our everyday lives and responsibilities with new and unexpected challenges: fatigue, searing pain, bouts of nausea and the loss of our hair, down to our eyelashes. The strength of my fellow patients was a continuous source of inspiration, as were the incredibly hard-working doctors and nurses who took such wonderful care of me and who are literally saving lives every day.
I don’t know what the future holds, but one thing is certain: In spite of this challenge, I will never give up and will never stop working hard to change Maryland for the better.
Yumi and I fully recognize how blessed we are to have the support of not only our family and friends but also an entire state. And in recognizing this, we can’t help but think of the thousands of other families fighting this same battle who may not have the benefit of the prayers and encouragement that we have received.
I humbly ask that those who support me also remember the thousands of others facing seemingly insurmountable odds. They are just as deserving of your prayers, love and support.