I thought I could…

“Anyone who imagines they can work alone winds up surrounded by nothing but rivals, without companions. The fact is, no one ascends alone.”   ~Lance Armstrong … And I couldn’t have done it without you. THANK YOU. Words cannot express how … Continue reading

It’s in the genes

This weekend I was filing paperwork when I stumbled upon a lovely read from the Stanford Cancer Genetics Center. Before I bore you with the details about my genes, I’ll pose the questions to you that struck me when the … Continue reading

Meet Jax

My parents called me “chatterbox” as a child because I talked all the time. I’m still a chatterbox, but I’m at a loss for words about Jacquelyn, my college roommate and Theta “pledge mom,” who took her last breath exactly … Continue reading

Heaven’s garden

My college roommate, Jax, had been battling cancer for 2.5 years. As of yesterday, February 8, at 1:22 a.m., there’s a new rose in Heaven’s garden. I’ll be writing a post about her — she’s among the people who inspired … Continue reading

Meet Caroline

I’d like you to meet Caroline. She’s a lifelong friend who is no doubt a big inspiration for my climb up Kilimanjaro with Survivor Summit and LIVESTRONG. Caroline and I became best friends when her family moved to California from … Continue reading

Meet Amy

Now that you’ve “met” my mom, I’ll be introducing you to a few special people who are also my inspiration for climbing Kilimanjaro. … Because, let’s be honest, I will be winded and cold before I even reach 9,000 feet, … Continue reading