Last spring when I was diagnosed with Stage 3C Ovarian Cancer, my life changed.  I became a member of a club I never wanted to join.  I learned more about Cancer and Chemotherapy than I ever wanted.  I spent more time at Sanford than I ever wanted. I had more tests, scans, surgeries, needle pokes, prescriptions and side effects than I ever want to experience again.

But I also made new friends.  I encouraged others battling this awful cancer disease.  I shared the information. I shared tears and hugs.

Thank you, family, friends, listeners, for all your support.  Thank you for giving me a hug in the grocery store, and telling me to keep fighting.  Thank you for stopping and telling me that you too are battling and that I encourage you by sharing my story.  Thank you for telling me you like my new look.  Thank you for being a part of my battle.

Friday, August 30th, at 9:40am I rang the bell!

I fought, I refused to give up, I won!