Five years ago this summer, I learned I had stage 2 esophageal cancer. After undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment, I had some time to recover before having surgery to remove the cancer. My surgery removed over 75% of my esophagus, a significant portion of my stomach, and all of the lymph nodes in my chest cavity. Even after all of this, I was given a 50% prognosis for 5 year survival rate.
I am happy to say that this December will be five years out from my surgery which is a huge milestone for this type of cancer!
If you Google statistics around prognosis for esophageal cancer, it is not pretty. Events like the Wilmot Warrior Walk raise funds to support research so that better treatments can be foudn for esopgageal cancer and other cancers as well. Help us raise $500 in honor of five years without signs of cancer!
In the last five years since my diagnosis, I've traveled the country and the world, bought a house, attended more weddings than I can count, started a new job, and perhaps most importantly, welcomed my daughter Amelia into the world in 2016.
My life and even Amelia's life might not have been possible without the breakthroughs in cancer treatment from the research that comes from fundraising events such as the Wilmot Warrior Walk. Any donations to help us reach our goal of $500 for five years out would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for helping us help others impacted by cancer!