Found out today my wife has breast cancer. It seems that it’s been caught in the earliest stages, but there are going to be rough days ahead. These include surgery and radiation therapy. Her chances for recovery are fairly high.

Last night, we were anticipating this result. We were assuming the worst, so it was a bit of relief to hear the lesion was small.

Our doctor told us incremental gains in the battle against breast cancer resulted in much better and faster diagnosis of the disease. It is not the death sentence it once was.

In the meantime, I’d like to let you know about something I saw last night while watching the Rutgers game on ESPN. The broadcasters mentioned the Jimmy V Foundation. As you know, NC State head coach Jim Valvano was diagnosed with a brain tumor and eventually died. He stated the Jimmy V foundation, with its slogan “Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.”


Unlike many profit-oriented cancer research organizations, 100 percent of the Jimmy V Foundation’s donations go to cancer research. Administrative costs are paid through endowments. If you have it on your heart to do so, consider giving to the Jimmy V foundation.


About bittersportspills

I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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