Our teammate, Josh Fishkin, has been diagnosed with a brain tumor (Glioblastoma grade 3-4). His initial treatment plan will consist of approximately 6 weeks of Radiation and Chemotherapy. He will then have an additional 6 months of Chemotherapy treatment (cycle of one week on and 3 week recovery). Josh has been an RTB member for many years - has raced every distance and is a genuinely wonderful guy. We are all pulling for him and eager to help as we can.
Josh lives alone in Maple Valley and we'd like to put healthy, convenient, easy to prepare food in his refrigerator and freezer along the way. He won't be driving - very much relying on some help. Diane Haensel has created an account at Sign-up Genius to assist in helping Josh through his treatment if you are able. Josh's A-Team: Josh's Journey to Health (signupgenius.com) His treatment schedule will be finalized the week of 5/17 and then will be updated on signupgenius.
5/10/21 - We are closing the donations to help Josh at this time because of the massive outpouring of help so far! We'll revisit donations again in the future if Josh can use a little more help.
About Helping Teammates..
With a community of over 200 members, unfortunate incidents happen every so often. A team member has an accident, or an illness or death in the family, etc.
When this happens, we find out what he/she or the family needs and pitch in to provide it. Teammates can - and certainly do - offer help in other ways, but this has been a way for anyone on the team- no matter how far away or how busy they are - can help if they choose to.
It's completely optional of course - there's no pressure to participate.
If you know of a team member that could use this type of help. please email Patty.