A marathon and a journey to wellness
Donna Perrault’s personal journey
Two years, two surgeries for ovarian cancer, rounds of chemo after both surgeries, and finally radiation which concluded in mid-July of last year. At that point I couldn’t walk a block without being exhausted. I set a goal for myself to walk the Seattle half marathon on November 25th. With the help of a life-long friend, the blocks turned into miles, and slowly I built my stamina. I got to eight miles a couple of weeks ago, and started hoping adrenalin would carry me to the finish line. I had my son and his fiancée with me all 13.1 miles encouraging me and celebrating as the medals were placed around our necks. My shirt had the names of those who fight this disease, those who fought valiantly, my friends and family, and my medical team. They were all a part of this accomplishment! Time to set a new goal!
Update: Donna is now co-leading the Central Washington Survivors Club “Walking Wednesdays” at North Star Lodge! Donna Perrault, a true inspiration.