The 2022 Murph Challenge Day 25: Jeff Geving
Just a few years ago today’s dedication was an avid runner and bike rider, even qualifying and completing the Boston Marathon. Back in 2015, he rode his motorcycle all the way to Alaska. Prior to his diagnosis, he was traveling all over the country for his job and was always willing to lend a helping hand whether he knew you or not.
In 2021, Jeff experienced significant weight loss and the inability to consume food and drinks. His weight has dropped 100lbs to date. Doctors were able to identify the issues early on and in May of 2021, Jeff was diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer which he was told was inoperable. Shortly after the diagnosis, Jeff started chemo. The tumor was shrinking but the side effects of chemo were extremely challenging.
After months of tough side effects, Jeff was headed to Mexico for an alternative treatment. His sister, Jill, continues the story, “his treatment in Mexico was supposed to be 3 weeks, but unfortunately after 2 weeks Jeff ended up in the hospital as he was bleeding internally and almost died. They were able to give him a blood transfusion. He spent the night in the hospital and the next day we were able to get him transferred across the border to a hospital in San Diego. We were trying to get Jeff home here in New Richmond, WI. The doctors there did not feel he would be able to make the flight home, but because of the fighter and strong person Jeff is, we got him home.”
Jeff has one more round of chemo and immunotherapy followed by a PET scan. This will determine whether an endoscopic procedure and biopsies will be required.
There is little doubt on his determination to fight on, “Jeff is one of the strongest people I know. He has not given up and is looking for any opportunity out there that he can find to fight this cancer,” says Jill.
We are all in your corner as you continue to fight Jeff!
Every Day We Fight is blessed to dedicate day 25 of 32 to a man that will never stop fighting, Jeff Geving.
Team Murph: 25:01
When I did the Murph Challenge for the first time I became hooked. Not because it was fun but because it was painful, challenging, and meaningful.
These 31 challenges are a dedication to a fighter, a warrior, a person battling that’s an everyday hero.
– Tate Wheeler
“The Murph Challenge is more than just a workout. It is a tradition that helps push us, humble us, and allows us the opportunity to dedicate a bit of pain and sweat to honor, LT. Michael P. Murphy, a man who sacrificed everything he had for our freedom.”