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My name is Rik Zortman & I am the #humanetchasketch. I run & use GPS to sketch names primarily of children fighting cancer. 

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Armstrong was diagnosed with glioblastoma (brain cancer/stage 4) in Nov 2008.  He fought with everything he had but lost his battle in April 2009 at the age of three. 


Stories Never Forgotten

I run for others who have fought as well. Their stories should never be forgotten.  Please read about them by clicking on the Instagram or facebook link up above. We are in a fraternity that no parent wants to be a part of but we are united by helping one another through the stories of those that have fought cancer. 


My Story

After my son passed away in 2009, I decided that I would honor my son by running. I keep his spirit alive within me. To this day since his death, I have run 3 marathons, 36 half marathons and countless other races. I am known as the #humanetchasketch and I use GPS to sketch names of those that are fighting childhood cancer. You can send a request to me for a name that you would like to see run/sketched.  All of my artistic runs can be found on my personal facebook page. Just search #humanetchasketch

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