Recently I was given the opportunity to speak at the 3-Day event in Chicago, and then again in the Twin Cites. It turned out to be an amazing experience! The following is from the Chicago event. They started by playing my walking video before introducing me, which elicited a surprise standing ovation, and started the tears even before I hit the stage. As I walked up there I felt this calm come over me, and I knew that I was not alone for Martha was once again going to carry me through. I want to thank all of those in attendance in both sites, your compassion during and especially after were moments I will carry with me the rest of my life. The only difference between the two, was that my children and some of Martha’s oncology nurses were in attendance in the Twin Cities. To honor them before this audience was a dream I have had for while, a huge thank you to Farah, Fran, and Carol for being there. Thank you to Joan for filming this, it was so great to capture the words, but the emotional electricity in the tent that night was something that only those there can explain. Simply amazing.
Why I walk video
Chicago – August 2nd, 2013