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Tyler inspires me he continues to fight and win his battle against cancer. He sent me this today to say hi. He just got back home from the hospital, so please keep my pal Tyler in your thoughts and prayers!!
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517x386WEST HARTFORD — Every year, resident David Brofsky looks forward to the first weekend in August.

For 23 years, Brofsky has participated in the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge, or PMC, a two-day charity bike ride that raises money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund. To date, Brofsky has raised more than a half million dollars for the cause.

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Merril,

Just a quick update. Had my second post RCHOP Rituxin treatment on Wednesday, and Anne and I ran the Kicks for Kids 5k on Saturday. Next stop is the Ft. Thomas Firecracker Five. Thanks so much for you Find A Way philosophy!
Dave

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Tyler is still fighting and I’m so proud of him and love him. Keep praying for Tyler, he is doing what ever it takes every day.

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Update on my good friend TylerUpdate 4-18-13

Tyler

Hey Merril,

I wanted to share a couple things with you. The first is a picture of Tyler all geared up for the day! Looking good in his jersey and new shoes. The second is a poem he wrote in school yesterday. The teacher asked him to write something about himself. I love this kid so much and just wanted to share with you.

Whatever It Takes
Chris

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My good friend Anthony

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When I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in August 2012, I immediately began reading about cancer and people who have fought the battle for their lives. From all the stories and accounts, Merril Hoge’s story highlighted in “Find A Way” was the most and compelling to me. His openness about his upbringing and challenges throughout his life were inspiring; however, his account of the realities of chemotherapy really spoke to me. Through his example, I did not lay around feeling sorry for myself. Instead, I choose to walk, run, and do moderate resistance training. Couple this with dietary changes I have “Found A Way” to maximize my chances for a longer life. As a new grandparent, I have true motivation to fight and find victory over NHL. Thank you Merill for sharing your story and by continuing to show your triumph through your work at ESPN and the Find A Way Foundation.

Sincerely,
Dave