Running For Answers

Running For Answers

The countdown is officially underway for a 5K very near to my heart. On September 22nd, I will be ‘Running for Answers’ in Philly for the Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation’s 5K Run/Walk to End Desmoid Tumors.

While I had high hopes I’d be running the race this year, I am grateful to be able to participate as a walker. The run/walk will cap off a two-day-long event – a weekend I have looked forward to all year.

Growth in Unexpected Places

Growth in Unexpected Places

For over a year now, I have strapped myself into two braces–one for my knee and one for my ankle–on a daily basis. Three times per brace, per day. When done perfectly, it takes 4.5 hours. It’s a major chunk of my day.

I never imagined these braces would still be part of my life at this point. But here we are.

And this is what I know now: growth comes from unexpected places.

Actions That Make an Impact

Actions That Make an Impact

When something unexpected or challenging happens in life, we all need a little extra support. Whether it’s offering your presence, passing along a note of encouragement, lending a hand, providing a meal, or even asking how someone is doing, the action holds tremendous significance to the recipient. A reminder they aren’t alone.

Choosing Faith Over Fear

Choosing Faith Over Fear

God has shown up time and time again throughout my health journey. And I trust that He will answer my prayers because the Bible is clear: ask God in faith, and He will provide.

Health Becoming My Full-Time Job

Health Becoming My Full-Time Job

Making my health my number one priority wasn’t a simple process.

I had to release the fear of others not understanding my choice as well as the need to make other people happy.

There was a lot of prayer, hours upon hours of conversation with close family and friends, and a whole lot of encouragement from people who had to tell me it was okay before I believed it myself.

Maybe you’ve been there too?