My name is Alistair Baillie. I am 68 years old and live in Laguna Beach, California- a paradise.
I have been married for 27 years to my savior wife Jennine and have 2 beautiful daughters, 3 dogs and 1 cat named Balthazar.
In 1965, when I was 18, my family emigrated from Scotland to Canada where I went to University and became a civil engineer.
In 1974, I joined a small startup engineering /architectural in Toronto.
In 1981, I moved to California as part of our west coast expansion- someone had to do it.
Our firm now has 2,700 employees with offices around the globe.
I go to work every day.
In 1996, at the age of 50, my life changed completely.
I was diagnosed with a T3N0 squamous cell carcinoma tumor on the base of my tongue.
After a number of frightening prognoses, I went to MD Anderson in Houston and was treated with radiation (70GY 35 fractions for 7 weeks) avoiding both surgery and chemo.
I had a G tube inserted for nutrition during the treatment and then went back to a normal life for 10 years.
I had survived the cancer.
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