Sherry Roberts - Cancer Survivor - Runner - No Boundaries Mentor!
Ask Sherry about her journey with cancer and she is quick to tell you that what was supposed to be a simple lumpectomy turned out to not be as simple as that. Now she is cancer free, but only after a mastectomy, partial reconstruction, 1 year of chemo, 33 radiation treatments, wait a year and then complete the reconstruction. Then 5 years of Tamoxifen and 2 years of Femera. Whew! Talk about a marathon.
How she got into running in the first place? Well......we will let Sherry tell you in her own words!
"Near the end of my journey, I decided it would be a good idea to sign up for a marathon. I signed up for the Air Force Marathon, thinking it was in Charleston. Little did I know it was in Dayton, OH. But I was signed up so I went. I really had no idea how to properly train, but I still made it 20 miles. Training for and getting to the marathon is a story in and of itself. But maybe we'll talk about that later. Shortly after this, I met this amazing lady named Anni Tuten, at Fleet Feet in Mount Pleasant. Not only did she fit me for running shoes properly and laugh at my marathon story, she convinced me that running with a group was fun. Hesitantly, I signed up for the first No Boundaries program in Summerville. I've only missed one session since the inaugural session. I've learned so much from Fleet Feet, the coaches, the mentors, the guest speakers and fellow runners. I've been a mentor for almost every session. I am always inspired by what is achieved by new participants. It literally brings me tears of joy to watch people who thought they could not do this at all, exceed all expectation. I mentor for the joy of watching others cross the finish line.