In 2015 at the age of 27 and after countless visits to my PCP, I decided to take myself to a urologist to see what may be going on. After testing, bloodwork & a cystoscopy, we found my very first tumor. I have had surgery and chemo/immunotherapy every year since 2015. November 2019 was my most recent surgery, and I am in the process of setting up my new chemo/immunotherapy schedule. Now at the age of 31, I have had 4 surgeries and 5 tumors removed. I have no family history of bladder cancer, and even with an active tumor, they are undetected through bloodwork or urinalysis.
Thank you to all my friends and family who have been so supportive throughout the years. I look forward to those that can join me at this event.
Ranger Wives Lead The Way,
We are walking as a team to raise funds for the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN), the only national advocacy organization devoted to advancing bladder cancer research and supporting those impacted by the disease. By making a donation to our team, you will be helping BCAN promote bladder cancer research, education and support programs – but, most importantly, to save lives.
Bladder cancer is the sixth-most diagnosed cancer in the United States. This year, more than 81,000 people will be diagnosed with bladder cancer and more than 17,000 will die from this disease.
How you can help:
- DONATE NOW to help support those affected by bladder cancer and to help us reach our goal. Any generous contribution helps.
- JOIN MY TEAM and invite others you know to do the same.