Always Fighting for Others

IMG-20121128-00320Back in April of 2012, my mom was diagnosed with ampullary carcinoma. Since then, she has gone through chemo and radiation treatments, but she was too weak to finish the treatments so they stopped. They have considered every option, but they cannot go forward with anything because she also has liver cirrhosis. They say that she has 2 months to live.

Throughout her life, my mom was never a quitter. She lived a life to ensure that the people around her were more comfortable than she was. She taught me to never give up no matter what it is that I am doing and I have always applied that to everything in my life, especially in my climbing.

Even as the doctors are telling her that there is nothing else that they can do, she still holds onto hopes of defeating cancer while living each day to the fullest. If I climbed like my mom lives her life and fights cancer, I would be Chris Sharma’s brother.