I watched over and cared for my wife, Marty, as she traveled in her cancer journey for almost 12 years. Being proactive in her care and treatment, we knew MD Anderson was the best destination to treat leiomyosarcoma. Marty surpassed her doctors' prognoses, but died in February of last year.
In 2013, we launched the Marty Lindley Foundation to generate donations to three agencies, including the Adult Sarcoma Research Clinic at MD Anderson. Two special events, which included singers Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith, as well as direct donations to her foundation, have made a lasting impact on those beneficiaries.
We've given MD Anderson $90,000 to find a cure for this rare disease. On one occasion, Marty and I, along with board members, visited the research clinic to present a check. The staff gave a tutorial, tempered with tears of appreciation because Marty was there. They promised not to give up, as we will not give up in our commitment to support them.
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