‘Everyone has two lives. The second one begins when you realize you have only one.’


I decided to write a blog for a number of reasons. First, I wanted to share my experience living with Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia (WM), a very rare and so far incurable blood cancer, which I was diagnosed with in July 2017. Second, I will be cycling approximately 3500 miles from LA to Boston starting 13th May 2018, a ‘bucket list’ goal of mine. I committed to this ‘coast to coast’ ride to increase my fitness in order to better deal with my disease, to send a message to others living with WM that life goes on, and hopefully raise funds for research into a cure for WM. I’m hoping that the blog will be a fun trip for both rider and reader, and that together we can make it all the way to Boston.