In the summer of 2021, I was diagnosed with stage IIa colon cancer. I was 36 at the time, with no family history of CRC, and only had symptoms for three short weeks. I was very fortunate that the surgery to remove my tumor was curative but given my young age I elected to do six months of ‘clean-up’ chemo. I found COLONTOWN early in my journey and from day one it’s been my keystone. The support and education I received from the other “Townies” has been priceless.
Professionally, I’ve worked in healthcare for over 10 years. I spent several years working direct patient care in gastroenterology. Currently I work as Financial Counselor in an oncology clinic, ensuring financial toxicity will not be a barrier to patients’ access to life saving/prolonging treatment.
I’m very excited to be a part of the COLONTOWN team and give back to my community in a meaningful way.