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It has been a uphill climb for former Georgetown quarterback David Fajgenbaum (N'07) since he left Georgetown. But as a doctor and a soon to be graduate of the Wharton School of Business at Penn, Fajgenbaum has dedicated his life to fighting a disease that fights against him.
For every eight people who are diagnosed with Castleman's Disease, five die within seven years.
"I think that those numbers are maybe more scary for my wife and maybe more scary for my family,Ē said Fajgenbaum in this link to the Philly Voice. "I know that Iím putting every ounce of every minute of every day into this [research]. I know thereís not a single thing that I could do more to try to extend that and help us figure this disease out faster."
Fajgenbaum, 30, has fought the disease three times since Georgetown, and was once administered the last rites as a result. Now in remission, he knows that he must keep up the fight.
"If this thing rears its head [again] and itís not responsive to the next line of treatment, I will know that I have put everything that I have into this thing. That helps me to cope with the unknown."
If this site has focused a little too much on the inertia that is the Multi-Sport Facility, it's not from malice. It's story that was buried amidst 15 recruiting classes and some 20,000 undergraduate alumni who have spend their Georgetown years walking past a construction site posing as an athletic field and collectively coming to the same conclusion: "Georgetown doesn't care, why should we?"
What we have is not a failure to care. What we have here is a failure to communicate.
Having been the bridesmaid for every capital project at Georgetown for a decade, including most of the buildings which surround it, it's a fair question: what will it take to get this proverbial bridesmaid to the construction altar?
In a decade where the soft bigotry of low expectations for football at the Hilltop threaten to obscure any meaningful progress in players, coaching, or approach, it may be hard to see an opening in the clouds where the MSF has an opportunity to move forward. But surprisingly, that time is now, nut not for the reasons you might think.
Stadium...ummm, "facility" projects generally fall into three categories: they are aspirational, they are confirmational, or they are simply te result of a gift at the right time and place.
More on the Multi-Sport Facility follows in part II of this month's discussion, now at the Third Rail Blog.
Graduating Senior Alec May has received an invitation to the Detroit Lions rookie camp, reports GUHoyas.com.
"It was an unbelievable feeling getting the call, and I'm just really thankful for all the support from my family, friends, and coaches throughout the process," he said. "I'm excited for this opportunity and can't wait to get to Detroit and show what I can do. I'm ready to get to work."
Four different Georgetown players have attended a rookie camp in the past four years. Former defensive lineman Alex Buzbee (2003-07) is the only Georgetown player to have made an NFL roster since Jim Ricca in the 1955 season.
The career path of senior Nick Alfieri is also in the news, where his Georgetown networking has landed him a chance to work on an upcoming motion picture.
You have all of these mottos, like `Four for 40' and `Men for Others,' and it's just really cool to see that come to life and be something tangible," said Alfieri in this link to GUHoyas.com. "The support that I've had and the connections I've made in the film world and industry, it's not something you typically think about as a Georgetown guy, but it's been crazy. One of my main recommendations for USC came from Stu Pollard, who [Coach] Sgarlata had introduced me to. So it's the Georgetown football network that goes so much further beyond what you'd expect."
Alfieri will attend film school next fall at the University of Southern California.
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