|On February 13, 2007 Dr. Samuel Blackman, pediatric oncologist at the Jimmy Fund Clinic and Childrens' Hospital, gave an inspiring talk to 1st year riders from the 2006 PMC who also achieved the Heavy Hitter level in their 1st year. He was introduced by Jothy Rosenberg, a two-time cancer surviver who gave up his leg at age 16, and then a half of one lung at the age of 19 to survive his cancer.
||Jothy described how in the seventies, he benefitted from the first applications of chemo-therapy. He described how his life was indelibly marked as a teen with cancer by a deadly prognosis and his unlikely survival. He then introduced Dr. Blackman who delivered the following talk in the pdf linked here:
Link: Samuel Blackman speech