One year ago, I received the devastating news that I had Stage 2 breast cancer. One year, a bilateral mastectomy, 16 rounds of chemotherapy, 2 blood transfusions and a hospitalization later, I stand before you a changed woman who is passionate about making a difference in the lives of those who also have had to endure the same life changing words..."you have cancer." I Am blessed to have been chosen to travel with Dr Deming and the Above and Beyond Cancer organization to Nepal on a medical missions trip. I am able to do this due to the generosity of the Iowa Clinic. I now have the honor of raising funds that will benefit survivors here in Iowa. Please help me as I continue on my journey, my new mission in life, "to help elevate the lives of those touched by cancer."