The summer is coming to a close, even though it sure doesn’t feel like it yet here in Chicago… but I thought since I haven’t been sending out pleas for Team World Vision support this year, I’d do a general update.
As some of you know, I had hip surgery about a month ago; I had a labral tear and a few cysts that were cleared out. My recuperation time has been quick and although I have not gotten back into running yet, I definitely am back on both my feet! I will begin physical therapy soon to get my range of motion and strength back. Although I am not running the marathon this year, please consider supporting my pal, Dan Anderson who is still running for Team World Vision (here’s his website if you’re interested in donating). Dan was my running buddy during my first marathon and has been such a source of support during my marathon seasons.
In other news, Sean is working away at the UofC, doing his first year general surgery residency. His group of first year interns are all pretty great and it’s been wonderful getting to know them. They are quite the community. But we do miss his med school friends who have all dispersed and are working away in their respective first year programs (we miss you, Mina!).
My brother, Frankie has moved to Iowa and is now a first year medical student at the Des Moines University- D.O. program. My mom and I went to visit him this past weekend for Family Weekend & the White Coat Ceremony and could not be more proud of him.
For me, I’m both sad and excited to announce that I have accepted a position at an amazing organization here in Chicago, Heartland Alliance-Heartland Health Outreach (HHO). My last day at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) will be September 17 and will begin shortly as the Associate Director of RWCA, HIV Prevention & TB Services. I am so thankful for the time I have had at the AFC; my entire Supportive Housing Program Team has been amazing. I am sad to be leaving such a great environment but am excited for new challenges at this new position.
Well, there you have it. A quick and dirty summary of what’s been going on the last several months!