In his words: I am training to participate in the Hawaii Ironman on October 21, 2006. While this is usually an individual pursuit, I am competing this year in honor of my friend and co-worker Dr. Mike Shertz, who recently relapsed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia. For those of you who have not met Mike, he is a father, husband and emergency physician in his mid 30’s. Before becoming a physician, Mike was a Green Beret and has since been an instructor for our local fire and police departments. A few years ago, Mike went to South America for intensive training in tropical medicine and has traveled the world on medical relief missions. The word that comes to mind when trying to describe Mike is ‘inspiring.’
I’m completing this race in honor of Mike and all individuals who are battling blood cancers. These people are the real heroes, and need your support to cross the ultimate finish line – a cure!
If you’d like to support Rob, you can do so here.