|$0 My Commitment: $100.00|
Why do I commit to Pelotonia? I commit because without these dollars we raise every year things like seeing another day may not happen for most. I believe that there is a cure and through research WE WILL find it. My passion is ignited further because of my own battle with Endometrial Cancer; it was found early and eliminated by AMAZING doctors at The James. The root of my campaign is the woman who gives me the strength to overcome whatever is thrown in my direction! My mother!
Let me tell you about this amazing woman. I feel that at times unknowingly to my sisters and me, our mother has inspired us and each person she’s touched. This inspiration she gives has made it through the teenage years of 7 girls, her being diagnosed with epithelioid hemangioendothelioma, a rare form of liver cancer, and the crazy years of guiding us thru weddings and raising our own babies. But she still amazed me further by being a ray of light and hope to others while she had ½ of her liver removed, countless scans and test, and follow ups with several doctors!! She went through all of these things still being the most amazing wife, mother, and grandmother. Even during the roughest times with surgery and life decisions because of this cancer, she moved through each day with the strength and determination that no grown man could surpass. Our mother is incredibly beautiful and full of life. She is the embodiment of resilience, and we are incredibly confident knowing she is, and always will be, part of each of us. She is the hand to help you up when you are down. She is there to whisper kind words in your ear. She is the woman who has always kept us all in line to this day. We are completely humbled by the outpouring of love she gives each and every day and the strength with which she takes on any challenge she faces. She is a wife of an amazing man, a mother of 5 daughters and grandmother of 13, soon to be 14 energetic grandchildren. She truly is the foundation of our family. She is every sense of the word a real 'superhero'.
Any donation will make a difference in someone’s life. It made a difference in mine and my mothers lives and I want to pay it forward so others have the same chance.