Flying from Norfolk, VA to Minneapolis, MN on Sunday morning was one of those beautiful flights where the clouds make you feel as if Heaven is right there. After picking up yet another rental car I drove into Minneapolis and had coffee with Joel Chechik. Joel is on the Board of Directors for The Healing NET Foundation and lost his beautiful wife Sara to NET cancer. We talked about Sara and Anna and shared the unique grief and loss that only NET cancer so cruelly provides.
After Shenandoah National Park, I drove to Raleigh-Durham, NC to attend a very special dinner with Dr. Liu, NET patients and their caregivers. What an honor for me to be a part of this great evening. Everyone was so warm and welcoming! I love these people and I know they would all agree we all love Dr. Liu! Dr. Liu is always so incredible at Telling his story of how he became a NET specialist, (the BEST in my opinion) answering questions and teaching about NETs in a way tha
Shenandoah is a long, thin park. I went in the north end of Shenandoah National Park and out the south end. I had flown into Norfolk, VA the day before and camped in Front Royal, a little town at the north end of the park. Moorea O'Donnell, a friend of Anna's from high school, and her boyfriend, Sean Akey, drove down from Washington, DC to share dinner with me. It was so nice to catch up with her. The road that traverses the length of the park is called Skyline Drive. It
Another great day in a very interesting National Park! There were several things that made it a great day, but let's back up to the night before when I flew into the Cleveland Airport. Ken and Cindy Ertel picked me up from the airport and took me to dinner in Cleveland. Ken is a NET patient and sees Dr. Eric Liu in Denver. We had made contact this winter on Facebook and I met them when Ken was in Denver for surgery. They are incredible people who never take any day or ble