I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 28.
I work as a physical therapist, primarily in orthopedics but I also spend a lot of time working with breast cancer survivors and thrivers! It’s become my favorite part of my practice. During chemo, I joined Recovery On Water – a rowing team in Chicago for breast cancer survivors, and it is truly my silver lining. I’ve participated in regattas of a wide variety of distances, ranging from 1k to half marathon. I had never thought of myself as a rower before, and I am so lucky that ROW has given me these opportunities. I did gymnastics in high school, endurance running in grad school, and now rowing!
My Wellness Goals:
Become the best rower I possibly can, maintain my fitness levels post-cancer treatment, and maybe lose some weight.
Reduce my risk of cancer recurrence via exercise.
Personal Motto: I can do hard things.