While Boston Celtics Vice President of Public Relations Heather Walker likely wishes she has less in common with President Joe Biden than she does, their shared link via glioblastoma, the rare form of brain cancer she and Biden’s son Beau have in common, brought the two together in common cause to defeat it.
The US President, in town to promote his “Cancer moonshot” or program to halve deaths from the disease in the United States, met with the Celtics exec and gave her a handkerchief. “He hugged me and he knows what I am going through,” Walker said via WCVB Boston.
“It was a moment we shared that was unbelievable,” she added; Biden’s son passed away due to glioblastoma, which Walker has been fighting since a 2021 diagnosis.
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“I’m meant to be here to help and raise awareness for it,” Walker related, referencing the more than $600,000 she has raised with The Jimmy Fund.
“I’m strong inside and I’m going to make it. Mark my words, I’m still going to be here in years and we’re going to be right in front of Biden saying: ‘Remember when we talked about this?'”
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