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On November 23rd 2022, I lost my mom, best friend, role model, and biggest cheerleader after a tough battle with Leukemia and long term affects of COVID. My mom was the reason my brothers and I started swimming at such a young age. She was everyone’s biggest fan, she truly wanted to the best for each and every person. She never missed one of her kids swim meets and always cheered for everyone. She had such a passion for swimming and decided to take up coaching when my brother and I were in high school. Just four days before we lost my mom, she was at my KU swim meet cheering for me, despite not feeling her best. The following day after my meet, my mother was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
Swim Across America was my mothers favorite event! She had attended the past six years. She always helped my brothers and I fundraise. She helped me get the KU swim team involved in the event and house all 30 girls at our house.
This year SAA has a little different of a meaning to me. My life has been flipped upside down after losing my mother. My family has been directly affected by cancer and we want to help make a difference by raising money for cancer research. I will be swimming in memory of my mother this year.
If you are able, please support me by making a gift. The researchers we are funding are in our community and are the next generation of cancer pioneers. Without Swim Across America early stage funding, they are not able to conduct trials that can lead to breakthroughs that can save lives. Thank you for helping make an impact in the fight to find a cure!