It was heartbreaking to receive the phone call telling me Dr. Mader had passed last February. I will still in the midst of receiving chemotherapy for DBCL, a form of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. We both were in the midst of fighting a blood cancer. I will forever be thankful for my time working with Dr. Mader and his endless caring. I have begun training for a half marathon as part of Team in Training, a branch of Leukeumia & Lymphoma Society, which raises money for continued research, education, and assistance programs. First and foremost, I am participating in memory of Dr. Mader. I am so thankful for the few years I had a chance to know him!