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If I Can Do It, You Can Too!!!

Me, at right, with fellow survivor Karin at the start of the 2012 YSC Tour de Pink West Coast.
Me, at left, with fellow survivors Karen and Carol at the start of the 2012 YSC Tour de Pink West Coast.

Most people that have been around me in the past year probably know that I have been living my life loosely based on two phrases post treatment: Life is short. Live life to the fullest.

Having a support group and incredible friendships made up of young breast cancer survivors is truly a blessing to me. It can also be really hard. The sad reality is that until a cure is found, not all of my friends are going to make it. How do you deal with that?

I deal with it by doing my best to not take life for granted. I deal with it by living my life to the fullest. I deal with it by challenging myself to do things I wouldn't have done before I had cancer. I deal with it by giving back to the organization that has given so much to me in the past three years. I deal with it by riding in the YSC Tour de Pink (TdP).

If you had met me before I had cancer you would have thought, there is no way that this girl can ride 200 miles in three days! I would have agreed with you. If you had met me before my first TdP last year you probably had doubts still. I might have had a few doubts too. But I overcame my fears, doubts and my leftover aches and pains from chemo. There is something so powerful in setting such a physical goal and attaining it.
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I no longer doubt whether I can do something that I set my mind to. And you shouldn't either. If I can do it, anyone can!

Please consider joining me on either coast this year for an amazing adventure in honor of all of my YSC sisters.