CBS 19 News at 5 – 10/11/10 – The Recap!

I can’t thank everyone over at CBS 19 and the Charlottesville Newsplex enough for all of their help and support over the past few weeks!  Below is tonight’s recap, which was in studio and live as opposed to on Skype!  If the video player isn’t working please click HERE to be linked to the Newsplex website.

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I’m 29. Now What?

Well, October 6th has come and gone and I’m now 29.  So the question is, now what? I’ve spent the past few days ‘getting back to normal’ – paying bills, catching up on sleep, doing laundry, catching up on sleep, seeing some friends, catching up on sleep, etc… I haven’t posted anything for the past few days, but I want to let all of you know that this blog is not done.  There are still plenty of reasons to keep following and checking back, as I still have plenty of positive cancer connections, thoughts, and reflections that I want to share with everyone.  I simply needed a few days of being completely unplugged.

Please continue checking the blog, please continue spreading the word, please continue to make positive cancer connections.

Just because my travel is over and my birthday has come and gone does NOT mean that the journey is over!  Thanks again for all of your help and support, I couldn’t have done any of this without you!

Stay tuned, you won’t want to miss what’s coming!

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One-On-One with Drew Lawrence: 29 Days of Healing, Relating & Sports

On Tuesday evening, as I was packing up my things in San Juan and getting ready to head back home, I received an email from Andi Brunetto. Andi writes for and was interested in the 29 Days Until 29 story and asked if I’d have time to speak with her. Of course I said yes and we ended up having a great 30 minute conversation. The result is the article below. You can also view the article on the website by clicking HERE.  Thank you Andi! Continue reading

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Days 24 & 25: Seattle, WA

I’m starting to see a pattern here.  I’d never been to Seattle prior to my 29 Days Until 29 journey, but I would like to go back and spend more time there.  Seattle was a non-stop emotional rollar coaster, full of highs and lows, with some really good coffee, great music, and amazing people mixed in between. Continue reading

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CBS 19 News at 5 – 10/5/10 – The Final Day!

Check out tonight’s CBS 19 News at 5 segment; my final segment from the road!  I can’t wait to get back to Charlottesville tomorrow and continue to make positive connections.  Thank you to everyone for EVERYTHING; you’ve helped to renew my faith in the human spirit! Continue reading

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Touchdown Jesus

The following post is an email that I received from someone whom I’ve never met.  She found out about the 29 Days Until 29 journey from her former work supervisor.  She lives in Indianapolis and I met her former supervisor on my flight to Boston.  It goes to show you that the internet and social media make the world even smaller.  Her story is a great one and I wanted to share it with all of you (with her permission of course).  I hope that you find the same sense of peace and joy in it that I did.

“Fall, to me, is synonymous with Notre Dame Football. I have been a fan of the Fighting Irish my entire life. Although I am lost for words on how to say this, there is something that makes me catch my breath every time I visit ND stadium or watch games on TV. Maybe it’s the excitement of game day. Maybe it’s the crowd. Maybe it’s the long-standing tradition of everything. One thing I know is that wrapped up in all of this is the memories of the time I spent with my grandpa. Continue reading

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Days 22 & 23 – Austin, TX

My trip to Austin wouldn’t have been possible without Terri’s help.  JetBlue would have gotten me there and I’m sure I could have found my way around and figured out something to do on my own, but thanks to Terri I had a fantastic trip!  As you all know, social media has played a HUGE role in my journey and wouldn’t have been possible without it.   Continue reading

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