Caring for our DSI family

Our very own, Karyn, shares her story on why running The Maryland Half Marathon will be so meaningful this year. Please read from Karyn below.

Hi Everyone!

Some of you know of my brother-in-law’s 10 month battle with cancer. Dave passed away peacefully & with No Regrets in October.  In fact, I was at my Comp I training during this time.  The Dynasplint family essentially took me in and did everything they could to make this trying time as smooth as possible. 

Dave received his treatment at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center; and from his first time in January to the last hospitalization in June and the subsequent support he was given while on hospice care, he was shown only professional competence and sincere compassion. The UM Greenebaum Cancer Center made a very difficult time a little easier to deal with.  Our family is gathering a team to run The Maryland Half Marathon (May 6, 2012-Howard County) to help raise money for this wonderful facility. 

Please consider joining me in running/walking this event to honor of Dave and all cancer patients. You can register here:   http://www.mdhalfmarathon.com.  We will be running as Dave’s team “No Regrets” & will have a post run celebration for our team and all of our family & friends.

If you decide to run please let me know (kgallivan@dynasplint.com) so we can be sure to keep our group together.  If you can’t run please consider sponsoring me to raise money for this wonderful organization- my webpage link is http://www.ummsfoundation.org/Karyn.  Either way, please think about joining us on May 6th for support and celebration!

No Regrets…That was Dave’s saying since he was diagnosed with cancer in January 2011.  Dave didn’t want the diagnosis that he got –but he lived well, loved well and treated everyone with respect.  This is his legacy & it will live on in his family and friends.  He was and continues to be a great inspiration –No Regrets

Please help me honor Dave by supporting the Greenebaum Cancer Center in the Maryland Half Marathon. 

Karyn 
Orthopedic Sales Rep

 

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