We are in Bourbon Lancy, a small town which has existed since medieval times, and is about a half way between Nevers and Baune (good wine). We decided to spend the day here as a rest day, to allow Serge to bring the doctors and their wives to Dijon (good mustard) where they can catch their train to Paris (and then home – I miss them already), and to catch up on my e-mails.
So far in our first eight days we have cycled almost 800 kilometres so I am well on track to reach Budapest by the end of May. I am very thankful that I have been able to do this, I feel very strong and even though this is a rest day, I would like nothing more than to hop on my bike and race down the road.
That's all for now, I will let my pictures of Bourbon Lancy speak for themselves. If you would like to see all of the pictures on my blog, and other pictures I have taken on the trip, then go to the link on the right for "More of my photos", or go to http://picasaweb.google.com/106987724341625770882.
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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.