Support My Ride to Conquer Cancer
My Cancer story began with a pregnancy. Adam and I had just become engaged and were super excited about starting our family. At 10-weeks were told it was a molar pregnancy. Instead of a baby growning, a tumor grew. We had to terminate the pregnancy immediately, however, the tumor grew back agressively and within 3 weeks we were being referred to the BC Cancer Agency. I was diagnosed with Gestational Trophoblastic Neoplasia (GTN), a rare form of cancer that was a direct result of my pregnancy.
I embarked on bi-weekly chemo regiment for 8months. During this time I experienced liver toxicity, hair loss, neuropathy in hands and feet, and facial skin burning, on top of the regular chemotherapy side affects of nausea, fatigue, supressed appetite, and weight loss. Upon finishing chemo I needed to have 4 subsequent surgeries ending in a full hysterecomy.
Adam's cancer story began 10years ago when he noticed a lump on his neck. Diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lyphoma he endured 4 rounds of gruling chemotherapy. His treatment was shorter, but extreemly intense. His fight was life-altering and inspirational for so many, including myself.
The journey of the past year and a half was both physical and emotional for Adam and I, but we've powered through keeping our spirits strong. I'm excited to participate in The Ride To Conquer Cancer this year. I supported Adam last year and was witness to how inpsirational and powerful it was to be surrounded by so many stories, suppot, and love.
I am here today becuase of the work of the BC Cancer Agency, and the support of my family and friends. This is my opportunity to challenge myslef both physically and emotionally, and to give back.
The picture of what our lives look like now is very different. Something we've had to process, and will continue to do. Please consider contribute to this powerful movement with a donation. It will be a challenge in a number of ways, but with my bike, my helmet, and your generosity, a real impact can be made! I am happy to announce and both Adam and I are Cancer Free!
Thank you, to all of you, I wouldn't be me withouth you!
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