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Perl delegate - much more than just a delegate

I train many, many people in a year so I can't remember everyone ... but there's some people that make a huge impression, stick in the mind and are ne'er forgot. One such is Dan Butler, who flew in from the Netherlands for a Perl course in December 2002.

Dan writes "Unfortunately we suffered a tragedy in our life the year after I was with you. When our son Laurie was diagnosed and subsequently died of a very rare, children's cancer called Neuroblastoma. Crazily, I have volunteered to run in the London Marathon next year for the Neuroblastoma Society and need to raise money to do this. I guess you know how it works".

Dan, indeed I do. I wish you all the luck in the world at next year's Marathon. I'm delighted to point people towards your sponsorship page. I hope you reach your 10k target and beyond ... that money will be so valuable to those who are researching this condition, and those who are helping support people affected.

You can read more about Neuroblastoma here.
(written 2006-07-06)

Commentatorsays ...
Dan Butler:Hi Graham and Lisa,
Thanks for the kind words.
Every little bit will help towards towards fighting Neuroblastoma, all you need is a credit card!
I am looking forward to the London Marathon next year. Wish me luck.....
Dan
(comment added 2006-07-06 13:29:57)
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