About Josh

For those I’ve never met, my name is Josh Lite and I’m a 34 year old NYC resident who recently faced the biggest challenge of my life.

One year ago I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and the following six months were the toughest battle of my life as I went through a very difficult and challenging treatment.  It tested not only my physical, but mental strength as well.  I have been an avid runner for many years and during that time have helped to raise funds for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS) and Team in Training (TNT) to fight blood cancer.  13 days after my diagnosis, I ran the 2012 NYC Half Marathon, and less than 24 hours later began my chemotherapy treatments.  A few weeks ago I received my six-month post treatment all-clear scan, which coincidentally was exactly one year to the day of my diagnosis, and to celebrate this milestone I ran the 2013 NYC Half Marathon.

Life is about hiccups, which is why I’ve titled this experience “Life Hiccup”.  There are times where we hit unavoidable bumps in the road, but it is all about how we deal with them, how we stay positive and how we do our best to make the juice worth the squeeze (name that movie).  For some, we face these challenges early in life, mid-life or late in life.  In the end it doesn’t matter when we face them, but rather how we get past our hiccups.

I hope you enjoy reading about my experience and I hope it can serve as a place of inspiration.

- Josh

6 thoughts on “About Josh

  1. You are one of the most amazing influential people I have ever met. Every moment I’ve shared with you has proven that the juice truly is worth the squeeze. Your strength is so inspiring… Never forget that there is a team of loved ones behind you to support you through this!
    -The Girl Next Door ;)

  2. Team Josh is ready to be in your corner for the long fight. I look forward to reminiscing about the hard-fought victory years from now. Rock on, brother.

  3. As long as I’ve known you I’ve held in high regard your optimism and cheerfulness. Now it’s being put through a test that many would fail, and you couldn’t blame them at all. Your ability to take your attitude to that Next Level is an amazing inspiration, one that I hope roots me whenever I take things for granted or feel unnecessary anger.

    Look forward to the next time we kick it…and it’s great to see you rockin’ the cancer in its face, then stabbin’ its brain with its nosebone!!

  4. Josh, thank you for these daily updates – you are so inspiring! We’ve got your back babe and, if you are willing to go old school, we have some entertaining dvd series to help you pass your more annoying times. Stay strong!
    - Trente & Lou

  5. Josh, Thank you for allowing me to read about your “hiccup” You make your experience real and personal so we understand. You are not afraid to show your emotions and share your strength as you beat your nemesis head on. This is quite a “hiccup” and calling it that makes it powerless rather than powerful. Your chemo is the breath you hold, the water you drink, the “boo” that will make that hiccup go away for good. You are the power and magic that will make it disappear. Go Josh!!!

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