Tracey was training hard for a 5K Mud Run, but a month before the big race, she faced the challenge of her life. To 44-year-old Tracey Hampton, the Irvine Lake Mud Run sounded like fun: climbing through obstacles, pushing her limits and working steadily toward the finish line. Little did she know that the Mud Run would become a metaphor for her own struggle with heart disease.
Stories for Women's Care
Lauren Speegle personifies the word “busy.” She’s a high school math teacher, a tutor, a cheer team advisor and a mother of two young children. With every hour of the day being filled with a task, it would be easy for her to ignore reminders of her doctor appointments. But she never does, because at just 36 years of age, Lauren is a colon cancer survivor.
As a busy mother of six, Allison has always been on the go. When she had her third child in 2001, she started to experience abdominal pain.
Olivia Yslas may measure 5 foot 2 inches, but she towers over most when it comes to taking care of others.