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Washington DC Metro area
To be selfless and of service, committed to take care of, benefit, and be of value to those around me by truthful and compassionate thoughts, words, and actions.
Interests: Aspiring writer.
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When you solely look at cancer as the thorn - it freak'n sucks! Last year it killed more than 609,000 people in the United States. It destroys organs and body functions. More so, cancer disrupts many families' emotional, social, financial, and vocational stabilities in the life that they have once... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2023 at A Life's Walk with Cancer
On October 25, 2022, I underwent another PET/CT and Brain MRI. Based on the results from the PET/CT, it seems...based on my oncologist's medical observation...that the last two cancerous tumors' hypermetabolism rate has decreased a bit (left image is 10/25/2022 and right is 4/25/2022). However, below are both scans in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2022 at A Life's Walk with Cancer
I am honored to share lessons and insights on Jen Marr's LinkedIn Audio Event, "Showing Up During & After Cancer", scheduled today at 12:15 p.m. (EST). I will talk about how I've navigated through three bouts of cancer, and how I live today with Stage IV metastatic melanoma cancer in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2022 at A Life's Walk with Cancer
I hope and pray one day that I can officially discontinue this blog site because I'm living a life without cancer instead of a 'life's walk with cancer'. Perhaps one day. Until then, I going to walk by His S.P.F. (Strength, Peace, & Faithfulness). 2022 DC Miles for Melanoma 5K... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2022 at A Life's Walk with Cancer
"Have pity on me [Lord] and draw me out of the mire, lest I sink and remain totally submerged" The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis If I had to choose which was worse: living a life with permanent cancer inside me or living with the constant struggle between... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2022 at A Life's Walk with Cancer
A small band of us participated in the 2021 Miles for Melanoma DC 5K on Saturday morning. As the Team Captain, I was honored to have the following folks on “The Walking Harrington Brigade”: Teresa Harrington Travis & Laura Lamm Paul & Carol Cuddihy Our team raised $2,099 in an... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2021 at A Life's Walk with Cancer
2016-11-06-Teresa's work, Virginia Heart, took part in the Greater Washington Heart Walk. I have been truly blessed for the past eight years during my fight against Stage IV Melanoma Cancer - three bouts in all! And I hope you can join me on October 9th to walk to raise funds... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2021 at A Life's Walk with Cancer
Spending a day in Old Town, Alexandria I hope this Harrington Update finds you well and in good spirits and health. It is warm and sunny on this Friday morning, July 16, 2021. I cannot believe we are on day 197 of this year, with just over five months left... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2021 at A Life's Walk with Cancer
I was recently hospitalized for an acute case of Viral Gastroenteritis. Prior to being admitted to the hospital last Thursday, the ER had me undergo a CAT scan of the abdominal region. After the test, with a worried look on his face, the ER doctor informed me about two small... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2021 at A Life's Walk with Cancer
By the end of March 2021, approximately 150,000 Americans will die from cancer. And sadly James Drozdowicz, 57, of Holland, Ohio, passed away on March 12, 2021, after a long battle with cancer. I did not know James well. We met during a gathering at my sister's home back in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2021 at A Life's Walk with Cancer
While most people in our country are calling healthcare frontline workers “Heroes,” I did not need a global pandemic to make me realize how important these men and women are in America’s healthcare system. Through God’s grace and mercy, these heroes have been keeping me alive for nearly eight years,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2020 at A Life's Walk with Cancer
Celebrating the recent test results with one of our American healthcare heroes. If there was an award nomination for the “Most Chronic Procrastinator,” I would definitely be in the top three of those nominated, because I’m very good at ‘kicking the can down the road’, so to speak, when it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2020 at A Life's Walk with Cancer
(Photo by My breathing was heavy and uncontrollable, which exacerbated the dryness in my mouth. Sweat streamed down my face. My arms felt like I was holding onto 100-pound weights, while my legs began to feel weak. The headgear pressed uncomfortably against my forehead. I knew that this match... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2020 at A Life's Walk with Cancer
Kristin Maypole (1969-2020) Each day I live with the fact that my life path around the bend may soon come to an end, and that I'll be the one saying my goodbyes to family, friends, and acquaintances. Instead, I am bidding farewell to a kindred spirit of mine that has... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2020 at A Life's Walk with Cancer
If there was a record holder of the different types of cancer treatment that a patient underwent, then I would probably be close to the top. I started my 6th treatment regimen with proton therapy radiation on Wednesday. The Radiation Oncologist hopes that this treatment will eliminate the last tumor... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2020 at A Life's Walk with Cancer
All dressed up for my PET/CT scan, April 23, 2020. I would like to give a hearty THANK YOU to Patti St. Thomas for making my COVID-19 mask. "I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2020 at A Life's Walk with Cancer
How to deal with your bully, the cowardly coronavirus, and how it has adversely impacted your job search [Author's note: this update is written for jobseekers who are struggling to find a job during this coronavirus pandemic, while I have to go back to fighting Stage IV cancer.] Before the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2020 at A Life's Walk with Cancer
Oh, the life of a cancer patient who is navigating the same environment with the Coronavirus On a beautiful and bright Sunday afternoon, Teresa and I visited some close friends of ours and their son, who just returned home from a deployment in Iraq. When we arrived at their home... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2020 at A Life's Walk with Cancer
This third bout with cancer has definitely taken me down a long tread in the furrow, a state likened to trench warfare where two opposing forces battling for supremacy have reached a static impasse in the fighting. It started about 2 ½ years ago, when I was informed on Wednesday... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2020 at A Life's Walk with Cancer
I am completely indebted to everyone's support and prayers during my 2019 Cancer Treatment. Thank you for keeping Teresa and I in your hearts. And I would like to give a heartfelt shoutout to the following individuals who sat with me during my infusions this year: Ariana Raines Bob Korzeniewski... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2019 at A Life's Walk with Cancer
“You don’t see with your eyes, you see with your brain. And the more words your brain has, the more things you can see” – KRS-One ------------------------------------------------------------- Before my surgery around both eyes, I took my eyesight for granted. I never considered how important they were when it came to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2019 at A Life's Walk with Cancer
“Doesn’t matter who you are, this world is going to leave some scars” (TobyMac – Scars (Come With Livin’) “Life is difficult. Once we truly know that life is difficult...once we truly understand and accept it...then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2019 at A Life's Walk with Cancer
“A friend is the wax that keeps the flame lit, an enemy is the wind that blows it out” ― Anthony Liccione “Our behavior is a function of our decisions, not our conditions” ― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change -------------------------------------------------------------... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2019 at A Life's Walk with Cancer
"Take your victories, whatever they may be, cherish them, use them, but don't settle for them" -- Mia Hamm "I'm very grateful to God for what he gives me. Victories, remarkable victories, but you have to go through the defeats. That is why I praise God for everything" -- Fedor... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2019 at A Life's Walk with Cancer
Army Chaplain and author, Lt.Col. Hardie Higgins and I worked together in Seoul, South Korea from 2003-2005. He was my mentor and friend. When I think of heroes in my life, my mind goes to those individuals who have inspired me to be a better man, not only by their... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2019 at A Life's Walk with Cancer