It is often in the darkest skies, that we see the brightest stars.
My story begins on January 15, 2015. I had just lost 25 pounds, got my nutrition under control and was loving my life. I had 3 beautiful children, a wonderful husband and I loved having my 2 DREAM jobs!
I am a health & wellness coach and a kindergarten teacher. Life couldn't have been better. It was a snow day and my family & I were home from school. I found a lump in my neck. Three days later, I was diagnosed with stage 3s Hodgkins Lymphoma. I fought through 12 rounds of chemo, all while trying to be the best mommy I could be considering the circumstances.
In August 2015, I was declared a survivor! Those words were magic! The next year was filed with living in "moments" and fulfilling some of the things on my bucket list. I wanted to support those afflicted by this disease so I spoke at events, participated in walks and started my own Facebook support group. I made it a point to be a life line for people to feel hope from my experiences. Little did I know that as I approached a milestone birthday over the summer, my life was about to be turned upside down again.
On August 4, 2017, the night before my 40th birthday, 2 sort years into surviorship, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I am now into my 2nd fight and hope one day to soon be hearing those magical words...
"You are cancer free!"
I'm happy to open up this blog! I'll be writing personal posts & reflections. I'll also be sharing stories from those of you interested on being a guest blogger. Email us if you're interested!