What is the most exciting thing you are working on right now?
I was a project manager for PING golf equipment, fitness instructor for Lifetime, St. Jude fundraiser, wife and mother of two. All of that changed in 2/2/18 when Bridget was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. I walked through the doors so St Jude on 2/11/18 as a full time caretaker.
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What failure did you learn the most from and what did you learn?
I have learned to live one day at a time. I am a project manager for a living and plan everything. Cancer can’t be planned. Chemotherapy effects can’t be planned.
What is your go-to strategy in moments of self doubt?
I look to Bridget. She tells me it’s going to be ok and smiles. That right there erases self doubt and fear.
Who or what are you most grateful for?
I am most grateful for Bridget’s strength and courage and determination. She has fought every step of the way. She did 8 times the amount of exercises the day after amputation. But I am also so grateful for St Jude. The care we have here and love we feel is immeasurable.
How do you recharge?
These days are not mine, but I try and exercise when I can. I used to workout twice a day many days, I’m lucky if I workout a few times a week. It makes me feel energized and able to care for Bridget better. But just like I said above, you can’t plan anything.
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Favorite inspirational quote:
You have one choice in life. You can’t give up or give in, you have to give it all you’ve got.
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