Len and the crew are on the final approach, entering back into Maryland and arriving at Mt. Airy. There are less than 55 miles remaining in the race! We are thankful to Entrex for their support at TS52. Len is thinking of 9 year-old Ben from Falls Church, Virginia. Ben's parent Leslie writes:
"In June of 2015, an MRI revealed that Ben had a brain tumor, specifically, Medulloblastoma. The next few months would prove to be incredibly difficult as he endured two brain surgeries and 30 radiation treatments to his brain and spine, and seemingly endless physical therapy and rehab at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD.
In September, when boys his age were going back to school and enjoying friends, sports and fun, Ben was fighting at Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC) in DC as he began a treatment protocol that entailed high dose chemotherapy, blood transfusions, stem-cell harvesting, and infusions. Ben powered through these procedures over 4 months – spending half of each month in the hospital either getting medicine or waiting for his immune system to rebound from the treatments. The iPad program through Hopecam provided Ben a way to stay in touch with his classmates and enjoy some classroom time observing projects and lessons in 2nd grade. Ben often used FaceTime to communicate with friends when he was feeling up to it."
About Mt. Airy
Mt. Airy was established in 1830 and is located in Carroll and Frederick counties. The town is known for its station on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad at Parr's Ridge. Their mayor as of now is Patrick Rockinberg and the population is 9,388. Mt. Airy is registered in the National Register of Historic Places due to the historic value of the Parr’s Ridge Station and its former location along the National Road.
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