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TNT is truly an unforgettable experience, made even more meaningful by an honored patient - a local blood cancer survivor whose courage provides motivation and inspiration - a special partner whose challenge is greater than your own.
"The real spirit of this program is that we're not here to create the next slew of cool-max wearin', PB spoutin', sub 1:45 21.1K runners but helping real people to do something special for themselves and for the people that are suffering, healing and sometimes dying."
-TNT Montreal Coach
Be inspired: Meet Donald York
The above picture is a very recent photo of myself and if I did not
mention to you that physically and psychologically I am battling
Hodgkin's Lymphoma (late stage) you would not have the slightest
idea . Hodgkin's Lymphoma has transformed my life and has shifted my
purpose towards maintaining overall wellness for others and building
awareness about diseases that can affect both you and your loved ones.
From my initial diagnosis until now, one of the most frequent
comments stated is 'You look great... how could this be that you are
so sick?'. Lymphoma is amongst a multitude of diseases known as
'Silent Killers' due to the fact that the signs and symptoms may
be vague or not noticed right away. My initial sign and symptoms
were chronic fatigue (over 4 to 6 months) that turned into physical
weakness and shortness of breath on exertion, hair loss (Alopecia),
dry cough, tongue pain and later on developed night sweats. I only
started to feel very ill when the disease had spread throughout my
body creating other signs and symptoms to signal that my body was
undergoing some sort of attack. The amount of time having this
'silent killer' convert to 'noise' meant that the disease had
progressed to a late stage effecting other systems in my body.
After being misdiagnosed constantly, I had to develop the will and
attitude to fight for answers and to become an advocate for my own
health. Through divine intervention, Dr. Bruce Campbell, MD,
from Internal Medicine took my case seriously and
I give credit to him for saving my life and preparing me for the worst'
For those who are ill to 'become' HOPE for others, stay true to
yourself and push forward with your life's goals. Your mission is to
put up the best fight win or lose.
For the well, I propose for you to 'become' HOPE for others and
maintain care of your overall health.
it is important to help others by supporting a cause that is pure of
heart and is interested in helping those in need to develop the
strength to overcome, reestablish HOPE, become HOPE, and put up THEIR
BEST FIGHT during adversity
Please continue standing up and supporting others in their own
I wish you all and your loved ones the very best of
Professor Donald Oxford York, RRT. M.Phil,, Ph.D (abd)