3 Years Ago

Three years ago my life changed forever. Sometimes the last three years are just a blur in my head. That one year is truly a blur. There's a million things I don't remember. I know I sat through eight rounds of chemo, but those days aren't a strong part of my memory and that's 100% … Continue reading 3 Years Ago

Show Your Stripes

The zebra is the official symbol of rare diseases in the United States and is noted for its black and white stripes, which are central to its uniqueness. Everyone has his/her own stripes, those characteristics that make each individual distinct. While each of the more than 7,000 rare diseases are unique, there are many commonalities … Continue reading Show Your Stripes

Run with Renee

This picture sums up how much fun I had. The Inaugural Cancer Crush was Saturday, September 22, 2018. It was a pretty excellent day. There were a lot of people, near and far, who were part of Run with Renee. When I learned about the Cancer Crush, I knew I wanted to start a team. … Continue reading Run with Renee

Time Flies When You’re Having Fun

Two years ago my life changed forever. A little over two years ago I went to my doctor for bloating and discomfort and two weeks later I was diagnosed with appendix cancer. Those two weeks were a whirlwind of doctors appointments and scans and surgery and ended up creating so much uncertainty and anxiety and … Continue reading Time Flies When You’re Having Fun

Run with Renee for MCW Cancer Crush

Friends, family, co-workers, everyone! Join me this summer for the inaugural MCW Cancer Crush.┬áCancer Crush is a summer-long run/walk/bike challenge to get active and raise money to fuel lifesaving cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin in partnership with Froedtert Hospital. I┬ásee this as a great way to give back to the Cancer Center … Continue reading Run with Renee for MCW Cancer Crush

2018 Door County Half Marathon: Race Recap

I've been thinking about how to write this for two weeks. This race meant a lot of different things. But first off, it was a super fun weekend away with friends and family. We took Friday off so we wouldn't be rushed and enjoyed a beautiful afternoon in Door County that included packet pickup, a … Continue reading 2018 Door County Half Marathon: Race Recap