In March of 2011, I was diagnosed with a rare form of pancreatic cancer. I had no warning signs, and my diagnosis was accidental. An unrelated case of gallstones, and a longer-than expected recovery from the gallbladder surgery, eventually led to a CT scan that revealed a tomato-sized tumor on my pancreas. The next few weeks and months were a roller coaster of emotions. I began to wonder if I would be around to see my three boys grow up.
Not only was I able to kick cancer's butt, I also found the strength to run Cap City in May, 2012. Today I am training for my 5th half marathon and even though it is NOT easy, it is definitely worth the effort! I count my blessings every day. I am very thankful because today I'm still alive and well! I appreciate every single minute with my family and friends.