Serge and I cycled a little over 85K today, mostly country paths on the shore of the Loire, either paved or very hard packed - no problem for our road bikes. We are now at an auberge (Le Cavier) near Angers, on the site of an old and perfectly preserved / restored grain mill. The scenery today was beautiful, the broad but shallow Loire, Chateaus perched on the shores or up high, picturesque villages - plenty to see and eat. Life is wonderful, and I'm supremely fortunate to be living it. If you haven't already given, please do so at the link above, and if you are still not sure you want to, read the entry from Dr Jean Roy below. Please.
Ten years ago I was diagnosed with acute leukemia. I was 49 years old, with a wonderful wife and two adorable children, many fulfilling interests, and a great career, In short, a charmed life. From one day to the next, I was thrown into a battle of life and death.
Thanks to the wonders of science, the help of devoted, caring and skilled doctors and nurses, and a bone marrow transplant (from my brother) I survived. More importantly, through the experience of my illness and recovery, I have grown and flourished.
To celebrate my recovery, and all those without whom it would have been impossible, I cycled across Europe in April and May 2010, and the blog of my trip is at www.acelebrationoflife.blogspot.com.
In 2012 I published Portraits of Hope, see www.portraitsofhope.ca.
This year, to mark the 10th anniversary of my reciverywe established the Maryse and William Brock Chair in Applied Research into Stem Cell Transplantation.
Together we can beat leukemia.