Initially, I was unsure whether or not to include this section here. My intention was not to create the perception that I was attempting to “hijack” this cause by overemphasizing my personal situation. However, I then realized the power my story could have in relating the reality of cancer on a personal level. And through this piece, my aim is to help you develop a better understanding of why I am hosting this golf outing.
My name is Ehab Atallah. I am a hematologist/oncologist and I specialize in the treatment of leukemia. I have the honor and privilege of taking care of AC and working with him on curing his leukemia.
Early in the morning on one late winter day in 2006, I checked into the hospital emergency room to treat a severe colic pain, and a CT scan revealed a small stone in the right kidney. But that was the smallest problem; the CT also revealed stage 4 metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma (mRCC) in 80% of the left kidney, between the wall and the membrane of the left kidney.
Hiral A. Shah, MD
As a cancer doctor, I often get asked, “How do you not find your job depressing, delivering bad news on a daily basis?” Most people still hold a mostly outdated (but understandable) view of cancer diagnosis and treatment, but what I see happening with my patients and with cancer research gives me hope and meaning for my profession.
While I write to you all today, let me express my sincerest thanks to you for taking the time to read my reflection and your support for the Cuts Against Cancer Golf Outing. I have had the absolute pleasure and honor working with Achintya to help coordinate and plan this outing to give back to the people he has been working with the most. My reflection is much like the story many of you have dealt with and that is having a family member, friend, loved one, or anyone else you know go through cancer. While you have already read through Achintya’s story, I would like to talk about the legacy of my grandmother and her fight against this evil condition.
Here’s How You Can Support Us In Finding A Cure!
Any and all assistance will help us move closer to finding a cure. Your support is much appreciated!
If you wish to donate to the event and like to make a financial contribution, please click the button below to visit the event's donation website. The money donated here goes directly to the Medical College of Wisconsin Leukemia Fund; they will provide you with a tax receipt.
Thank you for considering sponsoring our outing! Your generosity and kindness make such events possible whilst pushing us closer to implementing lasting change. Please click the button below so you can learn more about how to sponsor the Cuts Against Cancer Golf Outing.
Play For A Cure
- 18 holes with cart
- One Drink Ticket
- Win $10,000 with a hole-in-one on the 18th hole through Swing King!
- Silent Auction
- 50/50 Raffle
- A series of fun on-course fundraising challenges and mini-events!
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