- It wouldn't set my stomach on fire the way the previous drug did.
- I wouldn't have to take it on an empty stomach, which meant I didn't have to fast for two hours before and after taking it.
Hi - I'm Shea Watson - Jim's daughter - and here's my perspective:
Cancer sucks-- but we all know that. There is not a single person in my life who hasn't been affected by this monster in some way or another. I've seen family, friends, grandparents, friends' parents, and so many others battle cancer. Last year I set out to raise money through the Tri for a Cure in honor of my dad, a lifelong triathlete who was diagnosed with Stage IV non-small-cell lung cancer in January 2015. This year I plan to complete the tri not only in honor of my dad, but also in memory of his father-- my grandfather-- who very recently passed away from prostate cancer.
Lucky for my dad (and me!) he continues to battle cancer, and despite some bumps along the way, is doing well. Seeing the way he's handled his diagnosis over the past year and a half has been tremendously inspiring. All of the money raised through this triathlon is donated to cancer research, and without that research, my dad wouldn't be getting the treatment he's received. It is essential that cancer research continue to increase treatments available to all the individuals fighting this beast.
Last year I was incredibly fortunate and humbled to receive such amazing support from family, friends, and colleagues who helped me reach my goal. This year, I'd like to reach that same goal. So I may nag you, I may badger you, and I may politely ask you to donate. But in the end, it's for a fantastic cause. Whether it be $1 or $1,000,000,000,000, please considering donating to this important cause.
All the best, and thank you for all your thoughts, prayers, and money. Xoxo