In 280 Twitter characters, what inspired you to run for the NPF (Mandatory)
I was inspired to run for the NPF through my wife. Her passion for those who face pancreatic diseases and the underlying science that treats them has not only inspired me, but has saved me. As a Pancreatic cancer patient, I couldn’t have a better or more important role-model in all of this. She is why I still can run (and am even still here) and so she is why I run for the NPF.

 

What’s your favorite take-out/pre-race meal? (Also mandatory
My favorite take-out is, to my dear wife’s dismay, Chinese food! We have an awfully delicious little hole in the wall Chinese place 3 minutes from our house and I would eat it daily if I had my way and my body coukd agree to cooperate.

 

If you could have ANY superpower, what would it be?
If I could have any superpower it would be time-travel.

 


Hands down what’s your favorite dessert?
My favorite dessert is Kathleen’s homemade cherry pie with a scoop of ice cream!
 

Would you rather: chafe or get foot blisters?
Foot blisters. No thanks to chafe!

 

What do you do for a living? What was your dream job as a kid?
I am a full-time Nursing student and as a kid my dream job was to become an Astronaut.

 

What is your favorite distance to run/walk/ruck?
My favorite distance at this point is walking 3 miles! Kathleen is working with me on improving that. Fingers crossed.

 

What moment in your life are you most proud of?
The moment that I am most proud of would have to be when Kathleen and I got married. She rocks, I did pretty good 😉

 

What are you currently reading OR What’s your all-time favorite book?
My all-time favorite book is ‘Something of Value’, by Robert Ruark.

 

Name ONE thing, that you think, could bring meaningful change to patients living with pancreatic diseases?
I think that finding a group of people who have similar experiences is always important when facing any pancreatic disease, as the emotional roller coaster and often associated pain can feel rather isolating.