A Shadow Behind My Heart

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Below is an email from LIVESTRONG‘s President and CEO, Doug Ulman, announcing an exciting opportunity to help expand our life-saving and life-changing services for survivors. Every dollar you donate between now and the end of the month will be matched by a generous donor. Read Doug’s story and learn how your donation can help others affected by cancer.

Back in ’96, all I wanted to do was play soccer. I was a midfielder on my college team and every day was a juggling act between practice, games, classes and friends. Then a CAT scan revealed a shadow behind my heart. My doctors found chondrosarcoma—a bone cancer—and started talking about cutting out pieces of my spine.

I was terrified. I was supposed to be a college athlete winning games and having the time of my life. But all of a sudden, I was the only kid I knew worrying that I’d never walk again—or that I might die before I even graduated.

Even though I’m a three-time cancer survivor and the President and CEO of LIVESTRONG, I sometimes think about what it was like to be a scared 19-year-old kid. It drives me to make sure every cancer survivor—regardless of circumstance or age—has the resources and information they need to know they have an entire team on their side.

That’s why I’m excited to announce our 2012 Twice as Strong match campaign to help expand our life-saving and life-changing services for survivors. Every dollar you donate between now and the end of the month will be matched by a generous donor.

Please make a gift before May 31 and double your impact to help more cancer survivors get the support they need in the toughest battle of their lives.
No two cancer journeys are alike, but there is one thing too many survivors have in common. They can’t access the help they need to deal with the practical and emotional challenges that come along with a cancer diagnosis. That’s where you and LIVESTRONG come in.

Hundreds of thousands of people look to LIVESTRONG.org every year for vitally important information on how to navigate their cancer journey. And tens of thousands call our hotline or sign up online for one-on-one support and guidance.

Your gift will mean that LIVESTRONG can provide more people with the information and resources they need to fight cancer with the knowledge, tools and support they deserve to have at hand.
Please donate today and double your impact for cancer survivors.

Believe me, your active participation in our Twice as Strong match campaign will make a big difference at a critical point in someone’s life.

LIVESTRONG,

Doug Ulman
Survivor
President and CEO, LIVESTRONG

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