Tag Archive: cancer survivor

Jul 22

The Power of Words

On Thursday I looked at my marathon training plan. Tuesday:  3 miles – done Wednesday: 6 miles – done Thursday: 4 miles – done Saturday:  16 miles – Oh crap! Sixteen miles?  What was I thinking when I signed up for a marathon?  The longest single run I had logged since returning from my hamstring …

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Jul 16

Why Breast Cancer Survivors Make Great Runners

The first thing that needs to be said is that cancer patients and cancer survivors are amazing people doing amazing things. This is my personal epiphany. The facts by the numbers. I am 53 years old. On November 2nd I will be 8 years breast cancer free. Because I had become a couch potato, I …

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May 04

Today We Live with DetermiNation!

My mom and I finishing Rock n Roll Chicago Together

Being a DetermiNation athlete has a very special meaning for me.  I am sure a majority of our athletes feel this way when they get involved with our team.  We are a group of people who are determined to beat cancer.  My story is sadly, not unique, but it does embody why being a DetermiNation athlete is …

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Mar 29

A Crazy Survivor – Giving Back – Sharing HOPE


  It will be 2 years in July that I was in the doctor’s office and I heard those words “You have cancer”. It has been a little more than a year that my chemo treatments ended, they thought they found more cancer in my spleen and removed it.  It could be that I continue …

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Permanent link to this article: http://determinators.org/2012/03/a-crazy-survivor-giving-back-sharing-hope/

Dec 06

Finding @%*&ing Funny Side of Cancer

Imagine being 14 again. The zits. The raging hormones. The mood swings and non-stop drama. Now, imagine being 14 … and having cancer. Where would you turn for support? Your classmates, maybe? What would you do if they were not only unsupportive, but downright mean, making fun of you because your hair was falling out? …

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