Team Super Griffin looks to combat childhood cancer at Maine Marathon

September 24, 2018 03:58 PM

OA Centers for Orthopaedics’ Robert Cochrane, PT, and his wife, Danielle, are using their love for running to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer here in the state of Maine.

Each year, the parents of more than 15,000 kids hear words that no one ever wants to hear.

“Your child has cancer.”

Last year, their son, Griffin, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) at the age of three.

The U.S. average of children diagnosed with cancer is the age of six.

He, along with 40,000 other children in this country, has been going through cancer treatments to get to where he is today in what his parents say is the ‘maintenance phase.’ He goes to Maine Medical Center each month, as well Maine Children’s Cancer Program for chemotherapy. Griffin also takes daily oral chemo which he will receive for the next two years.

He does this all while going to preschool and enjoying the game of soccer on most Saturday mornings, bright and early.

Thankful for the care Griffin received from Maine Children’s Cancer Program, Bobby and Danielle are taking part in the Maine Marathon this month and formed Team Super Griffin to help raise funds which stay right here in the state of Maine.