I am active duty military for total of 11 years now. I started to participate in organized running events outside the military in 2007 when I was stationed in Florida. I have been diagnosed with cancer in June 2013. I had my surgery in September 2013 and  will start my radiation therapy in  October 2013. I am hopeful that I am in the right path for recovery and survival. I intend to stay in the military until they allow me to do so. One of my classmates from Officer Candidate School recommended me to run for myself. As part of Team LIVESTRONG, I'm making a difference in the fight against cancer. I've joined with other people around the globe and across different events to raise money for the LIVESTRONG Foundation.

The Foundation serves people affected by cancer and empowers them to take action against this disease that is now the world's leading cause of death. LIVESTRONG has become a symbol of hope and inspiration to people affected by cancer around the world.

The money I raise will support programs and services for cancer survivors. These resources help people diagnosed with cancer face the challenges of the disease head on and live life on their own terms. Livestrong.org/WeCanHelp

Please support me as I make a difference in the cancer fight through my participation in Team LIVESTRONG. Thank you!