Amy has written a note to herself that follows her New York Marathon run on Sunday. Thanks to all who supported her!
As a young child Ladan suffered from leukemia and was lucky enough to make a full recovery. More recently, Ladan’s father Bizhan has also survived a different form of leukemia, though he has been left with less energy on a day to day basis.
Amy’s grandfather, Frank Marshall, died from leukaemia in 1982. On November 4th Amy will be remembering her “Daddy Frank” as she sacrifices the comfort of her body in his name, in Ladan’s name, in Bizhan’s name and in the names of (currently) six other people through whom cancer has had an impact on the lives of Amy and/or her friends.
Throughout her life Ladan has frequently made donations to Cancer Research in the UK, helping increase the odds that other people would survive cancer as she did. For the last few years she has been unable to do this and so I would very much appreciate it if you could support Amy as she runs in Ladan’s name, exactly three years to the day that Ladan fell unconscious.
You can read Amy’s sponsorship page, a little more of the background to her decision to run marathons to raise money, and make a sponsorship offer, by clicking here.
[Portrait photo (right) by Shahram Dana (modified)]
Amy Sahba is the sister-in-law of the best man at our wedding and moved to New York several years ago to work with CNN. She is in training to run a marathon in which she hopes to raise $1,800 toward research into blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphona and myeloma.
This is cause very close to my heart and even closer to Ladan’s, with both her and her father having suffered from leukemia in their lifetimes. I have made a small donation myself but have little to give at this time in my life, so I am encouraging others to please support Amy, with however little or much you feel comfortable offering, in her marathon endeavour.
Simply click here to read Amy’s donation page and to make your offer. Many thanks!