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Cancer Life

Health & Advocacy Updates Here! Read all about it!

Health & Advocacy Updates Here! Read all about it!

  Dealing with my health is thankfully not all that I’ve done in the last few weeks. I’ve also participated in several Breast Cancer-advocacy events. Specifically:   I’ve attended and spoken at the American Cancer Society Hope Gala in Sacramento. This is the “high-roller” gala […]

That’s What Moms Are For!

That’s What Moms Are For!

In my last blog post, I shared that I was feeling a bit bummed about having a chemo treatment on my birthday. Well, my mother was not going to let a little chemo get in the way of celebrating. Unbeknownst to me, she organized a […]

Real Men Wear Pink!

Real Men Wear Pink!

Earlier this evening at the Golden One Center, I was afforded the opportunity to share my Cancer story with a room full of vivacious, philanthropic, and maybe slightly competitive male volunteers who have all raised their hands to be “Real Men Wear Pink” Ambassadors for […]

Getting Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

Getting Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

“Get comfortable being uncomfortable.” This advice was given to me as a principle for professional success at the Big 4 company I formerly worked for. In that context, it was referencing putting yourself our there for networking at events/conferences/trainings, accepting project roles that intimidate you, […]

Off the Grid in Alaska

Off the Grid in Alaska

I’ve intentionally been a bit MIA for the last week-and-a-half-ish. Thankfully it was not for nefarious health reasons. So where have I been? Well, in *Alaska* for my first time with my Mom, close friend Joelle, and her family. Social media and the internet can […]

Cancer: The Part-time Job I Never Wanted & Can’t Quit

Cancer: The Part-time Job I Never Wanted & Can’t Quit

Cancer is like a part-time job I never wanted in terms of time commitment. The perks are terrible too; it pays in death threats and I can’t just quit if I’m unhappy with management decisions. I’m sure anyone with chronic health issues can relate, but the time it takes […]

Vacaville Reporter Headline: Living With Cancer, Ms. Vacaville Advocates for a Cure

Vacaville Reporter Headline: Living With Cancer, Ms. Vacaville Advocates for a Cure

Yesterday I was on the Front Page of the Sunday edition of the Vacaville Reporter, my hometown newspaper with the headline “Living with Cancer, Ms. Vacaville Advocates for a Cure.” How exciting is that?! The article discussed my connection to Vacaville, my education/career, and my […]

Health & Advocacy Updates

Health & Advocacy Updates

Fresh off the high of an NBA dance team audition, I am reminded that I am also still a cancer patient. Yesterday I met with my Oncologist (Cancer Doctor) as a touch base before my next treatment. As a recap, I have Stage IV (Metastatic) Breast […]

Behind the Scenes at Sacramento Kings Dance Auditions

Behind the Scenes at Sacramento Kings Dance Auditions

Today I auditioned for the Sacramento Kings Dance Team (SKD) after a long hiatus as a professional dancer. Unfortunately, it did not go as well as I had hoped (meaning I did not make the cut). However, I’m still proud of myself for auditioning in the […]

What I Stand For

What I Stand For

My participation in the Solano County Pageant was not only to bring a fun, new experience to my life, but primarily to have a platform for action and positive change on meaningful topics close to my heart. When you are wearing a sash and crown, people notice you and many […]