I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer in September of 2017. Since then I have had a recurrence and have been through 3 different courses of treatment. I have lost my hair, lost my taste, battled terrible blisters on my hands & feet, very painful sores in my mouth and down my throat. In October I had to have a percutaneuous nephrostomy tube, which has drastically changed my quality of life, not for the better. I have been pretty sick for the last 6 months, I wound up in the hospital off and on for 6 weeks and had to have an iliostomy, another slap in the face from this disease. I am slowly getting my fight back and hope to be back to some form of quality of life sooner than later. This disease has taken it's toll on my family and friends as well. Not a moment goes by when you aren't thinking about it or what it means for your future. I have had MANY family members and friends diagnosed in the last few years and it just has to stop. We lost an amazing 22 year old man in December, PJ Ferrier, he was one of my son's best friends and a warrior who guided me through all this nonsense. It is for him that I walk this year.
Thank you for supporting my participation in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Together, we can conquer cancer!