Losing my mom last year was hard. Just as hard as people say it would be. I couldn't go anywhere without thinking of her. It became so bad going that going to the grocery store made me sad. And everything in my house reminded me of her. But it did get a little better. Not great, but a little better, as the days went by. My mom battled uterine cancer in 2005 and was clear for twelve years until her diagnosis of cholangiocarcinoma. Less than three weeks later, nine days in the hospital, she passed away. My father was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2013 and my aunt, her sister, is also battling cancer. She was diagnosed ten months before my mom. So in honor of my mom I am running the Twin Cities Marathon for the American Cancer Society on October 7, 2018. Eight months of training and gathering support for her and others who are battling cancer and those who have lost. So here's to you mom and everyone who is battling cancer or has lost loved ones due to the disease. Stay strong.