What's up Team Madonia! Sorry for the lack of updates, I have been very busy getting back to work after surgery and trying to train this new puppy my wife and I just got, aka she is always napping on me and I can't type while she does! A lot has happened since my last post so let me fill you all in.
Team Madonia and Strength Fights Cancer
I also want to thank Nate Harvey for recognizing me in the newly renovated University at Buffalo weight room. Nate has been a great coach and friend of mine since he started coaching at UB and he knows how much the weightroom and athletics has helped get me through my battle with cancer. For him to put my picture up in that weightroom was more of an honor then I can explain in words. To be on that wall inspiring his athletes to work hard everyday and chase their goals feels amazing and I am so appreciative to be a part of that.
I hope that everyone will post a picture to the Facebook page of them in their shirts! It would be awesome to have an album of all our supporters sporting their awesome shirts! I know Steve plans on opening orders up again soon so if you haven't gotten one yet you will get a chance to snag one in the near future. Also, I will let Steve do the announcement, but he did tell me how much money we have raised for Roswell Park and I really can't believe it. That money will go to Roswell to help support research to cure this terrible disease.
Help the Fight
I also wanted to give a reminder that there are plenty of ways to help in the fight against cancer. I can tell you as an oncology nurse that one of the most helpful things you can do is to go donate blood and platelets! I can not tell you how important this is! Every morning on my 9 bed unit alone, we hang multiple bags of blood and platelets, and at Roswell Park, almost all that blood is donated right at Roswell. We run into shortages all the time so if you really want to do something to directly benefit the care of those battling cancer, please go donate! By donating you are literally helping your neighbors who are fighting this disease stay alive and continue their fight. Hit up the website below if you have questions too.