by Jeff Manning
It’s been a tough week here at the LAF. As we blogged about earlier this week we lost a good friend, a great person and former colleague in Allan Goldberg. And as we all find our own ways to cope with the loss, I found inspiration in a story that was forwarded on to me from an LAF Board Member.
The story is about a woman named Lindsay Payne. And next week Lindsay will be competing at the Olympic Trials in the 100-meter breaststroke and 200-meter breaststroke trying to win a spot to represent the U.S. in Beijing. Lindsay isn’t just a great swimmer, she is also a cancer survivor, having been diagnosed at age 12 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
As I read about her story I could not help but think about Allan and how proud he would have been of Lindsay. Allan spent his whole life as a living example of how not to let cancer get in the way of your hopes and dreams. And now here is Lindsay – giving us another example of what it means to LIVESTRONG.
So as this week comes to a close and we look forward to next week – here’s to celebrating the lives of two amazing cancer survivors.
P.S. If you would like to follow Lindsay at the Olympic Trials – here is the link to the results page.