Aside from my friends asking me to join them at Disney, a big part of my running in Disney was because all the entry money would go to leukemia/lymphoma research.
My biggest supporter was my Dad.
My Dad had a rare form of Cancer called Mantle cell Lymphoma. He was in an experimental treatment group with 39 other patients. My strength comes from my Dad. Stephen A Taranto, lived 9 years with Mantel Cell Lymphoma, and outlived everyone in the treatment group.
He was my best friend and will always be my biggest supporter. My Boston tattoos and Dana Farber tattoo are in honor of my dad. I will continue to support leukemia/lymphoma research studies in his honor.