I promised my wife back in november right after my cancer check up that i would not post ( besides xmas wishes) until following check up and that i would concentrate in family, health and training to make Team USA for Sochi 2014 for Para Nordic Skiing and Biathlon.
Well, today. I had my cancer check up and i am happy to announce i am NED (no evidence of disease = remission is stable) and signed another lease on life for another 90 days at least till next check up.
On January 29th para Nordic Team was announced and my named was on it. After two tough years....losing my mother and uncle to cancer and the three of us being diagnosed within 6 months i was hoping for at least some small good news. Well...here it is, I will be going to Sochi 2014 this will be my third games wearing red white and blue. My last two were with wheelchair curling, what some say the least physical of the winter sports.......well a couple years later i will show up as member of the toughest sport, para nordic skiing and biathlon.
I would like to dedicate this to those very few but very good people who helped me along the way. To those lost to cancer, to those fighting right now, to the great Coach Igor who passed away recently doing what he loved, i dedicate this also to those who thought i could not do it, who wished i could not do it.......while my heart.....my bones....my health maybe breakable.....my spirit is not.
Ultimately i dedicate this to my sister in law currently fighting cancer, to my wife for being there thru thick and thin always by my side running into the fire when some run away.....to my kids because they are my inspiration and finally to my uncle and mother.......WE DID IT
Thank you Mom....love you and miss you......confía en mi....y solo en mí.
I will be posting how to follow me and Team USA at the Paralympic Games in Sochi starting March 7th, and yes we will wear those funky opening ceremony jackets.....
Cancer Warrior IV: I rather to fight and inspire than to quit and expire!!.
Augusto J. Perez
US Paralympian 2006-2010-2014
Cancer Warrior 2000-to the present
Empire State Games Biathlon Race