Sunday, September 25, 2011

[Experience] Light The Night 2011

My childhood experiences have shaped and impacted my beliefs.  Learning to play softball at the corner intersections of Francisco and Sherwin and tying bedsheets to the second floor banister to swing like Tarzan are a couple early memories.  From these experiences I have become a believer of a worry free, unyielding, and spirited youth.

Childhood opens the playground to explore, discover and learn.  Yet what happens when the childhood experience is not so unfettered? What might keep children from a no-worry, hassle free experience?  And further what would be learned from the restraints?


Griffin Maks is my nephew.  He was diagnosed with Leukemia and has completed the course of treatment.  His early years of childhood are a variety of sorts which forced him to mature and grow well beyond his soon-to-be 6 year old self.  Griffin's childhood can be seen curving a path uphill dotted with fevers, sleepless nights, and lengthy hospital admissions.  Griffin lives a life that might seem restricted, but you could not tell from the smile on his face and the twinkle in his eyes.  Griffin has experienced some trials and many triumphs.  These trying experiences are a testament to his growth and his beliefs.  Griffin's strength in spirit and his passion motivates and inspires.  Griffin uses this inspiration to bring hope and a belief that overcoming a battle against Leukemia is possible.  He will be walking with family and friends in The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk

Griffin will be walking to raise awareness and funds that will aid cancer research to help find a cure.  A cure to fight this disease would ensure a childhood free from the worries of blood cancers like Leukemia.  Griffin will be walking tonight September 25, 2011.  Come and join Griffin along with the family, friends, and many others who believe in Griffin's mission.  We will witness tonight that what we do will impact a better tomorrow.

Here are a few links:

Team Griffin donation page:

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Light the Night page:

Team Griffin images 2010

1 comment:

Cameron VSJ said...


I have a quick question about your blog, would you mind emailing me when you get a chance?