20 years ago today, on her 23rd birthday, a college student from upstate New York underwent emergency surgery to remove a complete blockage for her large intestine. When she woke up, she got the diagnosis no young person wants to hear...."it's cancer."
We all know people who have taken the cancer bull by its horns and thrown it around, but Molly McMaster Morgoslepov has set -- and raised -- the advocacy bar for years. After inline skating across the country less than a year after finishing chemo, then deciding to build a 40 foot model of a colon based on Katie Couric's challenge
, and working with Colondar cover model Erika for so many years as the calendar was shot in and around her parents' home in Lake George, New York, Molly has helped to erase the stigma around early onset CRC.
Now, 20 years later, the book that so many of us have heard about for years has made its debut. One Drop of Rain: Creating a Wave of Colon Cancer Awareness
is now available from Amazon! If you're so inclined, take a look and learn more about her incredible journey!
Happy birthday to someone I'm privileged to call my real-life friend....love you, Molly!
Husband to Staci, diagnosed at age 32
Clinical dx Stage II/III rectal cancer, 7/2009
APR surgery 11/09 leading to...
Pathological dx Stage IIIB, ypT3N1M0, 11/2009http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/staciwills
Member of The Colon Club's Board of Directors