This summer I hit the 40 mark! Hard to believe because I still consider myself a kid at heart! People always think I’m younger because I can be pretty immature. It has been a crazy ride! My 20s were all about finding out who I am. I became comfortable with my inner geek and discovered my Asian American and Filipino American Pride. My 30s were about discovering what I’m capable of. A couple years after I earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, EVERYTHING was taken away and I had to find the new me. I was re-born as a young “brain tumor thriver” after a shocking period of uncertainty. Things could have “ended” much sooner, but I feel very blessed to have made it this far! A brush with your mortality puts things in perspective. I definitely appreciate things more. I’m more laid back now, however my passion in fighting ALL forms of tumors/cancers is only getting stronger. I think my 4th decade of life is full of potential! I’m still learning to adapt my skills and experiences into my new passion for life. I appreciate what I have, but there is much work to be done in combating these diseases. There are so many different professional paths to choose. The options are only limited by my imagination. One thing is certain, I will continue expressing my feelings about tumors/cancer and educating others about a proactive lifestyle after a tumor/cancer diagnosis! PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW THAT THERE IS LIFE AFTER A TUMOR/CANCER DIAGNOSIS!
mAss Kickers Foundation has some big plans in the works internationally! We are teaming with Esperity, an international oncology social media platform, on a very unique event. This will be very cool!