Weston brain cancer survivor Aaron Gaberman goes on Challenge Bike Ride

Aaron Gaberman, a brain cancer survivor, pictured with mother Teri, is participating in the CT Challenge Bike Ride.

Aaron Gaberman, a brain cancer survivor, pictured with mother Teri, is participating in the CT Challenge Bike Ride.

Former Westonite and Marist College junior, Aaron Gaberman, a brain cancer survivor, will be participating in the 11th Annual CT Challenge Bike Ride on Saturday, July 26, in support of the CT Challenge Center for Survivorship in Southport.

This year, Aaron’s bike team, “Team Marist Red Foxes” will be riding in honor of his 10 year anniversary of being cancer free.

Christopher Reeve once wrote – “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”

Whether its on the Marist College campus or within the greater community, Aaron continues to help and inspire individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer on how to live life to the fullest in the face of adversity.

Six surgeries, twenty-four chemotherapy treatments, thirty proton beam radiation treatments, six spinal taps, twenty-seven MRIs, six CT scans, one bone scan, and two blood transfusions since the tender young age of ten years old, Aaron teaches others about seizing the moment and facing one’s deepest fears, about embracing joy, and the wonder of everyday life.

Most of all, he teaches many about uncommon courage – the courage to do what’s hardest, to believe in what we don’t understand, to love without fear and without boundaries.  He is a testament to unflagging faith and the extraordinary depth, power, and resiliency of one’s spirit.

His remarkable journey will truly inspire anyone who is struggling to prevail over a crisis that tests one’s own faith and courage.

Join in celebrating this remarkable young man’s triumphant journey by donating to Aaron’s team, “Team Marist Red Foxes” by clicking on bike.ctchallenge.org/give/.

The CT Challenge Center for Survivorship has been and continues to be a tremendous well- spring of support in helping Aaron rebuild his body throughout his remission with brain cancer.  The CT Challenge helps cancer survivors live happier, healthier and longer lives as well as assisting with the well-being of care givers.  For further information about the CT Challenge Bike Ride and the Center for Survivorship, please log onto www.ctchallenge.org.

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