Meredith Norris' South Africa Odyssey – Bravelets

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Meredith Norris' South Africa Odyssey

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In October 2015, I was diagnosed with Stage IV Colon Cancer (MCRC), with metastasis to my liver and lymph nodes. After much soul searching, I decided I was going to take control of my life. Whether I have 4 years or 40 years left, I am going to make them AMAZING! It is time for me to focus on living a healthy life, spend quality time with my family, help others, and experience what this world has to offer. In the fall of 2017, I will travel to Cape Town, South Africa with A Fresh Chapter for a once in a lifetime two-week volunteer experience. While in South Africa, I will be a volunteer and global cancer ambassador in communities where cancer is often veiled in shame and secrecy. This experience will allow me to bring my priorities into focus, to find peace, and in the process, assist in healing others in the world less fortunate than me. My goal is to be an example to my children that, in the face of adversity, you can still be thoughtful, generous, loving, and kind to others. My goal is to raise $7,500. This amount will cover my Odyssey costs. In addition, it will give other cancer survivors, who are not financially capable on their own, a chance to participate in the Odyssey. For me, one of the most important experiences I have had since diagnosis is connecting with other survivors. I want to help connect people who know firsthand about the physical and emotional scars from cancer.