Daily, I attempt to bring new life into this world...
...perhaps one of these children will go on to do great things. For years, this has been enough, well almost. But I have been dreaming again.
Last year I tried to run a marathon. I knew I coulnd't do it alone so I joined Team in Training. They trained me how to run a marathon and in return I raised funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Some of you supported me financially to meet my fundraising goal. We raised over $6000.
Unfortunately, I was injured three weeks before my marathon and could not run the race, but the experience was still powerful. I hope to participate again this summer/fall and this time cross the finish line at NIKE WOMEN'S MARATHON. My injury set me back, but healing from this is nothing compared to what patients with lymphoma need to endure.
Engaging my friends, family, and patients in last year's endeavor has made me realize tha joining forces with others is always more powerful than an individual. To save one life can be considered as great as if you saved the world, because that person may go on to save the world. So, I hope to try something new this year and for years to come.
I would like to dedicate my practice to community service and service and service for causes. Four times a year, I would like to choose an organization for the practice to support and ask my staff and my patients to contribute. Support can come in the form of funds but can also come via involvement. You can also help me choose which organizations to support. Together we can make a difference!
Tina Koopersmith, M.D.