Why am I repelling down 16 stories you ask?  

2 REASONS:

  • Her name was Aida.  She was my mother.  She was one of the strongest women I've ever met.  She was passionate about her family.  She died of Breast Cancer in 2005
  • His name was Al.  He was my father.  He was the best dad a girl could ask for.  He taught me so many life lessons and he made me who I am today.    He died of Colon Cancer in 2016

I watched both of them fight to stay alive.  To have one more day on this earth with their 3 children, grandchildren, family, and friends.  Cancer patients endure so much to have more time, to live one more day, see one more birthday.  The very LEAST I can do is repel off a building right??? 

I volunteered at the event last year and the whole time I was there I was in awe of all the people who were in the midst of their own battle and yet they were there.  Repelling off a building! 

They are my HERO's