A year ago, while county officials from around Maryland gathered for their annual beachside conference, Gov. Larry Hogan was in a Baltimore hospital undergoing his first round of chemotherapy.
This year, Hogan is everywhere at the Maryland Association of Counties convention — raising funds, shaking hands, basking in the glow of his popularity.
But Hogan started his day Friday with a stop that brought back vivid memories of his fight against non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He visited the Believe in Tomorrow Children's Foundation's House by the Sea, which offers free lodging at the beach resort to families dealing with the serious illness of a child.