It was November 2007 and life was great, perfect actually...things couldn't have been any better, personally or professionally! And then, without any warning...it all changed. My entire life changed...ovarian cancer has a way of doing that to you. I had surgery and life became filled with doctor visits, blood tests, chemo, hair loss, scars and endless hot flashes. But through it all my family and friends rallied behind me, cooked for me and cheered me on. Time passed, chemo ended, my hair grew back and the scars became lighter; only the endless hot flashes lingered.
It has been over seven years since my first diagnosis, and yes, life is still different in many ways. There are still doctor appointments, blood tests, and thankfully only an occasional hot flash. As for my scars, I've learned..."Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you." ~ unknown
I live each and every day to the fullest, I am grateful for every single moment and take nothing for granted!
I am here, I am alive and I am a SURVIVOR 😊
Why I Walk…
I walk with the hope that one day soon a cure will be found and no other woman will be faced with a cancer diagnosis. Statistics show that one in eight women will develop breast cancer at some point in her life that is approximately 192,300 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed annually. More than 21,500 will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year. Behind each of these statistics is the face of a woman who needs our help and I know that united we can make a difference!