Update on Marco: Marco's appointment turned out great all labs came out good. He will be having his CT Scan on his next visit at the end of this month. Trial medication is going good. He is starting to do more things outside of the house so that is a plus.
Sunday, August 30,2009 at Manhattan Beach, California the weather was perfect for the paddle boarders. They endured a 36 mile paddle with only their arms......hours in the water all thinking of their families waiting for them on land. Each paddle board represented a person who had or has Sarcoma Cancer.
It didn't take much for all the volunteers to set up and get ready to cheer on all the paddle boarders. Looking out into the ocean seeing all the boats that were in company with the paddlers was amazing, but the most amazing was seeing the paddlers only using their arms to cross that finish line toward shore. I could only imagine what they could be going through out there. Especially with their upper body... to swim for 5-7 hours non-stop to shore must have been the most challenging thing to do. All will tell you that they did it for a friend or family member and that they know that cancer patients go through so much, the paddling is nothing in comparison. Everyone's stories were amazing and the caring volunteers greeting everyone were great! I hope we have the chance to get together and do it again next year.
HP came to represent in Manhattan the Cousins, ODAT, Leezy120, Lazy T, S3U5 and family. Thank you for coming with us to experience our first annual Ocean of Hope 2009. Everyone enjoyed cheering in the paddlers and oh yeah the water was great. The boys had a blast boogie boarding too. We had a great time, thanks again to all who were there .