Surviving cancer can definitely give a person a new perspective on life. Those who get another chance tend to develop a second wind or a mission to make the world a better place. Just like Dan Egeler, who just beat cancer last year. This kind-hearted man wants to focus his energy on helping stray dogs.
As we all know, many dog shelters in the country depend on donations. Now that COVID-19 had cast a dark shadow on the world, everyone is feeling the economic pinch. This means that fewer donations are coming in for these institutions. But fortunately, heroes like Dan are here to save the day.
Dan and his wife foster shelter dogs at their home, so this is a mission that hits Dan close to home. After this good Samaritan had beaten cancer, he ran a full marathon last year. This is a testament to Dan’s fighting spirit, and now that he will be doing it for a great cause, we are confident that he can pull it off.
The plan is for him to run four full marathons, stretching for 105 miles in just 24 hours. Yep, we know, it sounds crazy, and to think that this is going to be done by someone who just beat cancer is just insane. But it also adds to Dan’s eventful life, and if he can win against cancer, he could also do this.
This selfless cancer survivor will be donating the proceeds of his project to two dog shelters in Washtenaw County, Michigan. These are Bark Nation and Waggin’ Tails Dog Rescue. These two organizations are facing hard times due to the pandemic, and they will greatly benefit from Dan’s fund-raising event.
Dan has launched a website for his project where people can log on and make donations. We need more selfless people like Dan in the world; people who truly think about others before themselves. Hopefully, his example will inspire others to help other shelters in their region. We truly need each other now, more than ever.
Credits: ABC News