For the Women Who Fight, Those Who Have Won, and Me - Julie Bohannan EMT
I race because I am a survivor. I was 40 years old when I was diagnosed. I had a double mastecomy and months of chemo followed by reconstruction. It took over a year of my life. It was a horrible experience that I learned and grew from.It helped me to realize just how short life is and I knew I had to do something productive with my life.Just 2 weeks after my last surgery, I applied for a job at MEMS and have been there ever since. Helping people is something I felt I had to do and I love my job. Walking is another way of helping people. I have a 22 year old daughter and I do not want her to go through what I went through. I walk for the women that lost the battle with this horrible disease. I walk for all the ones who fought and won the battle. I walk for the ones that will fight this monster in the future. I walk because I love life and I am blessed to be alive. I walk so that all those that get this disease can look at the sea of pink shirts and know that there is hope, there is life after breast cancer. More than anything, I walk because I want a cure to be found for this disease. Thank you for letting me tell you about why it`s important to me to walk.