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Our news is different this spring since Billy was diagnosed with a lymphoma tumor in his brain that made us change lots of plans and call on many, many friends for help. In February, he started chemotherapy at Massachusetts General Hospital, and that went very well but the final step in vanquishing this type of lymphoma is a stem cell transplant. The doctors wouldn’t let us wait until December, so we decided to jump right in, and on May 17, Billy walked in the doors at 55 Fruit Street, for serious medicine.

The therapy is going according to plan. Getting through it is calling on all his resources but it’s a story with a happy ending and Billy will be back on his feet and on the water very soon. We are updating Facebook from time to time so check in with us there.

This summer will also be different because for the first time in nearly 16 years we’ll be out on the water without our dear Millie. She passed on May 23, and we’ll miss her the rest of our lives. We’ll get another dog someday soon, who won’t be as great as Millie, but she’ll try to be.

Thanks to all our family and friends who’ve helped with these big challenges, and special thanks to Jennifer Tinkoff who’s taken assignments, loved our dog, and patiently solved problems no one expected to come her way.

Pictured: Millie at Hunt Yachts

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