Deb’s Story

Deb’s Story

August of 2010 I received a call from my family physician, waiting for results from my recent mammogram/ biopsy.  She told me “it’s breast cancer”. I think I was a bit of a  shock as I had to ask a couple of times the details of the diagnosis.  Then I met the most phenomenal doctors at MD Anderson who are just amazing.

I remember meeting with my surgeon and telling her this  diagnosis could not interfere with my race schedule, which we laughed about  and I knew I was in the very best of hands.  I knew I needed to stay positive and believe God gave this to me as an opportunity and a challenge to do some good in my life.  In September of 2010 I had a lumpectomy and three lymph nodes removed. It was stage 1 grade 2 D carcinoma/invasive.

October 2010 I ran the Chicago Marathon and felt blessed that God continued to allow me to do the thing I love.  This was followed by 3 months of radiation.  I again met the most amazing people at the Cancer Center in Clermont and are forever grateful to all of those who were involved in saving my life.  I have also had some amazing friends who have been there and continue to be there throughout my life.

I am now two years cancer free and maintaining a positive outlook and faith in God without whom I would have nothing in my life.