Tony had enthusiasm for everything life had to offer. He loved his family, music, being with his
friends, travel, and the opportunities available to him. He knew from an early age that he wanted to excel in life, and so applied himself in school. And excel he did, graduating from high school as a valedictorian and National Merit Scholar in 1999; attending and graduating magna cum laude from Duke University in 2003; and receiving his medical degree from the Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine in 2008. He had been accepted into Georgetown University Hospital’s radiation oncology residency program when brain cancer intervened, tragically ending his hopes for a happy and productive life.
Not long after Tony’s death, his family received this tribute to Tony from a medical school classmate: “ Someone once told me that life is a dance, that we are all the dancers, and sometimes you need to let life dance you. From early med school drinks through late night pontifications in your final year, I never met another soul who could keep their head at the surface of existence and their pulse lost in its depth. I never met another who life danced so gracefully. I miss you every day more than the last brother. I pray only that heaven knows how to harmonize.” - Jason Hill, M.D., WUMS 2007
Please join us at the 2017 Race for Hope in D.C. We will be there in Tony’s memory, as well as to support the ongoing search for a cure for brain cancer.