What is your most significant personal accomplishment?
I am a childhood cancer survivor and that “survivor” status is definitely part of my identity. My parents drilled into me that I needed to give back to our world in a big way with the second chance at life given to me.
To be honest, that’s a lot to put on a person (at any age) and if not properly processed, it can lead an individual to link the value of his/her/their life to a tally of work products and the size of impact.
My most significant personal accomplishment is that I have done the work internally to appreciate my survivor status but also put it in its proper place, knowing that there is no one narrative for how an individual experiences cancer.
I have also done the work to understand that my value as a person is not linked to an outcome’s scorecard. I know that the peace and confidence that came from this work has made me a better spouse, parent, sister, friend, colleague, leader and overall human being.
This is an honoree profile from The Daily Record's Top 100 Women awards. Information for this profile was sourced from the honoree's application for the award.