For many who battle cancer, their fight becomes their identity. But while cancer may be what they have, it is not all of who they are. Because strength is so much more than what you see.
28, STAGE 4 ALK LUNG CANCER
Up until the young age of 22, Justin had always thought of himself as a loving son, a workaholic, a lacrosse player, a golfer, a fisherman, and a person with so much more to do. When he was diagnosed with a genetic strain of terminal lung cancer, his world was turned upside down.
Justin was given four months to live. Six years later, not only is he still fighting cancer, but to his family and friends, he’s still the person he always was. Only now, he’s a married dog dad, too.
When Ashley was diagnosed with thyroid cancer at 25, “the c-word” suddenly became a major factor in her life. Not only was she forced to face a race she wasn’t prepared for, but she was also forced to watch both her parents go through it as well.
With so much out of Ashley’s control, if there was one thing she knew she could do, it was to stand up to cancer and continue to be herself. Because through it all, she may have battled cancer, but she was still a loving daughter, a special education teacher, a singer, and a devoted girlfriend. And while she’s now a survivor, she’s also a 3x marathon runner, wife, and brand new mother.
Join Justin and Ashley in going bald for just one day to help the world see that strength is more than meets the eye.