He’s an adventurer, runner, distinguished speaker, and cancer survivor. And up until yesterday, he was also a stranger to me. I had never met Jay in person before, so when he signed up to partake in the project, I was both thrilled and uncertain. Leading up to meeting him at a coffee shop, I had no idea where our conversation would take us. However, he arrived with a smile and told me about a 10 kilometre race he had completed that morning. After hearing his story, I felt a renewed sense of optimism and inspiration – something I think we all need once in a while.
This is Jay’s story, as told through his own words, during a conversation that took place on November 16th.