I wanted to touch base on two things. First, the PurpleStride 5K is less than two months away! There is still plenty of time to sign up with the team, and get out there to train! Right now we are ranked 11th out of 148 fundraising teams. Please consider making a small donation if you are unable to attend the event. Let's see if we can have Dan's team break the top 10! We will be looking to make team t-shirts and start stocking up on all things purple in the coming month and a half! I've got my hair already colored and ready to go. ;)
On a more serious note, one thing I wanted to mention/stress is the fact that flu season is approaching. With Dan going through a very aggressive chemo regimen, there will be times his immune system will be heavily compromised. At the strong recommendation of his oncology team, I am passing along the request that any visitors we may have over the next few months make sure to employ illness prevention tactics (regular hand washing, avoidance if there is any chance of exposure, etc.) and consider getting a flu shot. His NP stressed that frequent visitors MUST get one as soon as they are able to. I myself will be getting one ASAP. A friend linked me to this helpful piece that explains why flu shots as adults, and immunizations in general, are critical to protecting both young kids and adults who cannot protect themselves. This is nothing personal, we are doing this to ensure Dan stays healthy through what could be a very problematic time ahead.
I hope everyone is doing well and again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your support. <3