It was an absolutely gorgeous day, sunny and the high was 29, with just enough of a wind to keep us cool. I cycled past Tours, 101 kms in total and we stopped for the night in Amboise, home of the Chateau Royal. The scenery is spectacular, we rolled past fields of flowers and vinyards and along the banks of the Loire. We are eating like kings, I can't resist the boulangères-pâtissières along the way, in every village we pass. Thankfully I burn it off. I feel great, no fatigue, in fact I have been getting stronger by the day.
Dr Jean Roy and his wife have arrived in Orleans I am going to start early, Serge will pick them up and they will meet me en route.
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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.