Since July of 2010, Lisa has waged her battle with Cancer. A spirited fighter with an incredible sense of humor and a smile that lights up a room, Lisa is joined in her battle by her husband Nick and their 3 beautiful children!
"I am 36 years old and I have been fighting cancer for over 7 years. I am a mother of 3 beautiful children and this diagnosis and everything that has come a long with it, has greatly affected our family. My cancer started in my colon and has since metastisized 8 times (mostly all to my lungs). In less than 2 years I have endured 6 surgeries, one including the removal of half of my lung. There are 2 main treatments for colon cancer and neither one of them is working effectively for me so I am going to meet with an oncologist at North Western to discuss alternative methods of treatment/trial drugs (if there are any available). If I am accepted into a trial, this could affect my ability to continue to work full time.
From Lisa's Champion in her letter of recommendation: