In February of 2021, I was diagnosed with stage III rectal cancer.  I completed chemoradiation in April. Then, while looking for resources and support when undergoing chemotherapy, I found COLONTOWN.  I instantly made real friendships with other people who understood me.

In early December of 2021, I was declared NED (no evidence of disease) and turned my focus to helping other CRC patients and care partners while navigating my own survivorship.  I completed EPL (Empowered Patient Leader) training in June of 2022 and began serving as a community host in the MIDDLEBURY MANOR and RECTALBURGH neighborhoods.

I am passionate about making genuine connections and helping patients and carepartners.  Joining the onboarding team will allow me to serve COLONTOWN’s members and connect new members with neighborhood communities that will offer support and knowledge.