On November 5th, I will run for PanCAN in hopes of saving other’s lives & finding a cure for Pancreatic Cancer. Every mile I run I will be motivated by the biggest inspiration in my life - My Mom.
Just 8 days before my 19th birthday, my Mom lost her battle to Pancreatic Cancer. Learning to navigate life without the biggest part of me has been heart wrenching, emotional, and an experience unexplainable by words. However, I live with the understanding that every new sunrise blesses me with another day to live this crazy life, while also being one step closer to the best reunion with my Mom in Heaven. Being given the opportunity to run the NYC Marathon for PanCAN means hope for those who are in the shoes that I was for 7 years when my Mom fought Pancreatic Cancer with unfathomable strength.
My Mom was the most inspirational and influential person that I will undoubtedly ever meet in this lifetime. The most true words I ever spoke and words that I will always be able to say with utter confidence were the last ones I spoke to her - “You are the best Mom, ever.”
Please make a gift of any size to get me one step closer to my fundraising goal and help PanCAN create a world in which all patients with pancreatic cancer will thrive.