At the ripe age of 25, my best friend was diagnosed with Anaplastic Astrocytoma (Stage III brain cancer) in 2010.
After enduring surgery, radiation and chemo, Shannon was finally able to live life again as a cancer survivor.
But cancer isn't fair and after a full year of remission, Shannon noticed her hand wasn't functioning properly and went to the hospital for an MRI. The cancer was back.
That was only 1 short month ago....stupid cancer again at age 28.
I am doing this Mudder in honor of my best friend Shannon Dunleavy.
Please support my cause by donating to Stupid Cancer. Stupid Cancer (aka The I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation, iy) is a non-profit organization that empowers young adults affected by cancer through innovative and award-winning programs and services. They are the nation's largest support community for this underserved population and serve as a bullhorn for the young adult cancer movement.
Stupid Cancer's charter is to ensure that no one goes unaware of the age-appropriate resources they are entitled to so they can get busy living.
What is Tough Mudder? http://toughmudder.com/about/
Who is Stupid Cancer? http://stupidcancer.com/