Hello family and friends!
Many of you know that my journey with thyroid cancer has been long and eventful. This May 16, 2019 will mark my thirteenth year since I was first diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer. Living without a thyroid is nothing short of a miracle. Today, I am blessed with a loving family, husband, kids and wonderful support system.
Over the past thirteen years, I have been working hard at finding my purpose in life. Yes, I'm a wife, mom, daughter, sister, friend, all amazing and blessed roles to have in life, but I knew there was something missing. I began sharing my thyroid cancer story in April of 2013 through a personal blog. Through that, I started to recognize that I had a voice that needed to be heard. Since then, I have looked inward and have found strength in myself to keep going and to keep working at inspiring others to fight their cancers with all of their strength and might.
Life is more sweet today than it ever was. I am the founder of a growing community called Thyroid BC. I am working tirelessly at connecting people with thyroid cancer and disease, in an effort to support them and provide resources that we all need. This is the beginning of an extremely blessed journey and I would like to include you all in my growth.
As a means to give back to all the wonderful people who have supported me and all of the amazing staff at BC Cancer, I have teamed up with some other awesome friends to participate in a great initative.
I have chosen this year to workout in honor of two very special people who I have since passed on from our beautiful earth. First my uncle Berlito, he fought long and hard against multiple myeloma. The second is my lola (grandma) who passed away last year. They are constantly in my heart and in my thoughts and I hope to make them proud through this initiative.
This May I’ll be participating in Workout to Conquer Cancer presented by RYU Apparel, where I’ll be joining hundreds of others across the province as we get moving every single day of the month in support of cancer research and enhancements to care at BC Cancer.
One in two British Columbians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. I've committed to break a sweat and fundraise to improve the outcome for people facing this disease across the province. With your support, we will make a significant contribution to the world-class research conducted by the clinicians and scientists at BC Cancer. Their work is providing exciting new evidence that is changing the way cancer is prevented, detected and treated.
So, as I lace up my runners, fill up my water bottle and get ready to sweat my way through May, please show your support by making a donation today.