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If I Can Do It, You Can Too!!!

Posted By Barb Greenlee, Survivor and 2013 Avail Inspire Designer On July 18, 2013 @ 3:38 pm In Guest Bloggers,Taking my Body Back | 1 Comment

Me, at right, with fellow survivor Karin at the start of the 2012 YSC Tour de Pink West Coast. [1]

Me, at right, with fellow survivor Karin at the start of the 2012 YSC Tour de Pink West Coast.

Most people that have been around me in the past year probably know that I have been living my life loosely based on two phrases post treatment: Life is short. Live life to the fullest.

Having a support group and incredible friendships made up of young breast cancer survivors is truly a blessing to me. It can also be really hard. The sad reality is that until a cure is found, not all of my friends are going to make it. How do you deal with that?

I deal with it by doing my best to not take life for granted. I deal with it by living my life to the fullest. I deal with it by challenging myself to do things I wouldn’t have done before I had cancer. I deal with it by giving back to the organization that has given so much to me in the past three years. I deal with it by riding in the YSC Tour de Pink [2] (TdP).

If you had met me before I had cancer you would have thought, there is no way that this girl can ride 200 miles in three days! I would have agreed with you. If you had met me before my first TdP last year you probably had doubts still. I might have had a few doubts too. But I overcame my fears, doubts and my leftover aches and pains from chemo. There is something so powerful in setting such a physical goal and attaining it.
Ride with Me This Year
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I no longer doubt whether I can do something that I set my mind to. And you shouldn’t either. If I can do it, anyone can!

Please consider joining me on either coast this year for an amazing adventure in honor of all of my YSC sisters.

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