On June 18, 2017 I found myself suddenly, not able to run a single step. This was the beginning of my cancer journey though it would take 3 more months before I was diagnosed. The experience was quite shocking as I love to run and had recently signed up to run my first marathon. Thankfully through the prayers of many and the work of good doctors and nurses my health returned and the cancer is no more. In June 2018, I began jogging again though it was only a minute at a time. Week by week, I increased until I could run 5K , then 10K, and finally I completed the Cowtown Half Marathon in February 2019.
Everyday is a gift from God and I want to use my ability to run again to encourage others currently in cancer treatment and challenge myself to run the full Chicago 2020 Marathon. Please join me in raising money for Imerman Angels as they work to connect cancer survivors with those currently facing cancer.
..but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40 :31
Thanks and may God bless you!
- I was diagnosed with Angio-Immunoblastic T Cell Lymphoma (AITL) about September 22, 2017
- I had six rounds (three weeks each) of CHOPE chemptherapy beginning in October 2017.
- I had an autologous Stem Cell Transplant following high dose chematherapy (BEAM) on May 17, 2018.
- I am now over 550 days cancer free. Praise the Lord!