Skip to Main Content View Text-Only

The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

Welcome to the official web site of the City of Portland, Oregon

General Information: 503-823-4000


1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 110, Portland, OR 97204

More Contact Info

Subscribe to RSS feed

Most Recent

View Less

Health Update

July 19, 2018


About a year ago, I was diagnosed with stomach cancer.

I am so grateful for all the love and support my family and I have received. Thank you. Today, I am even more confident that I will win this fight.

My doctors are modifying my treatment for a few months to maximize our progress – and it will have an impact on my public and private life.

Here is a snapshot:

1. I will receive infusions every two weeks. That means two Fridays a month at OHSU's Knight Cancer Institute.

2. I will have less energy.

3. I may lose some more hair – but as my son reminds me, most people won’t notice any difference!

4. The tumor will continue to take a pounding.

The new treatment will have one other important side effect – I will need more recovery time.

That means that while I will continue to keep a very busy schedule during the workday, I will be doing fewer evening events for now. I hope everyone understands.

Thank you for your continued support. My goal is to continue to meet and exceed all the responsibilities of my day job, while laying the groundwork for my full recovery.