"The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me"
- Ayn Rand
Why I fight?
After seeing first hand how cancer destroys everything in its path, I felt a strong need to show my support for everyone dealing with this.
Being wife to cancer survivor, Jamie, and mother to four wonderful children, James (10), Stella (9), Joseph (5) and Santina (3), I know how hard this journey is for every family it touches. I have lived through the fear, anger, pain and sorrow that was abruptly thrown into our lives. I have watched my husband power through treatment after treatment and watched him suffer as he wished this would just go away. I want to be part of a solution that will help to find new treatments and allow people to have a better quality of life during their battle and beyond.
We have been extremely lucky to have the support of our family, friends and the Braintree community. Haymakers for Hope and Marisa's Mission both have a mission to fight back against cancer and I want to be a part of it. Boxing has been a passion of mine since I was young and I knew someday I would step into the ring, I just needed the right reason. What better reason than to knockout cancer!!
Thank you for your love and support!!