It was a day I will never forget! Yesterday, I had the amazing opportunity to participate in the Jimmy Fund’s Radio-Telethon at Fenway to help raise money to strike out cancer at Dana Farber as well as raise awareness for the importance of supportive care services like Dana Farber’s Young Adult Program. Over the two days, the telethon raised over $3.3 million, and to have been a small part of that was a true honor. Thanks to all of the incredible staff from Dana Farber/Jimmy Fund and WEEI/NESN who made all of this possible! And most importantly, thanks to everyone who donated to help find better treatments and a cure for cancer.
Here are some photos of the day as well as a link to the first interview on WEEI before the game. Stay tuned for the link to my conversation with Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy during the Sox game on NESN.
Photo Credit: My sister, Jenn
Watching pitching practice before the game
Mom and sister
Live interview on WEEI with Dr. Karen Fasciano
My mom, sister, best friend, and I on the field thanks to Steve from NESN
Karen, director of Dana Farber’s Young Adult Program, and I
An empty Fenway
Rachael’s first Sox game…from the NESN box
Watching the game from the NESN suite…WOW
Not a bad view
My sister and I
Don and Jerry doing there thing
Waiting in the broadcasting booth
The God box (a.k.a. where Don & Jerry’s voices come out of)
Live interview with Don and Jerry during the game
And the sox won!
Below is a promo video that was aired the other day on NESN Live for the annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon on August 18th and 19th. I’m honored to be participating in one of the largest fundraisers for the Jimmy Fund and Dana Farber. Tune in August 19th for the pre-game coverage on WEEI around 5pm as well as NESN during the Red Sox game for a live broadcast interview about my experience, what it is like to have cancer as a young adult, and how Dana Farber has helped me move forward with my brain cancer diagnosis. Looking forward to a great evening at Fenway…more details to come!
After being 6 months seizure free, I am finally back on the road! It has been a year since my first seizure in Singapore, and I’ve been fortunate to have no seizures since February. While it may seem minor, gaining the freedom to be able to drive again is a huge step towards regaining some of my independence as I move forward in my treatment.
Despite not driving a car for 2 years and driving a motorbike in Indonesia on the opposite side of the road, getting back behind the wheel has been a breeze. So watch out world because I’m back on the road (…on the left side, right?…just kidding mom)! Now all that stands in my way is a minor detail…no car. 🙂