Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring mothers, motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. In this episode, Alicia and Lizette from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) speak with survivor Katy Ursta, a mother of two adorable young boys. Katy speaks about her diagnosis of Hodgkin lymphoma at age 30, and how she and her husband worked to keep their young family going, while maintaining normalcy around both their four year old and four months old sons. She speaks about the importance of support, having a good relationship with her oncologist, speaking up herself, and being inspired by late sportscaster and long-time anchor on ESPN, Stuart Scott. As her sons watched on as neighbors brought food and offered tremendous support to her and her family, cancer taught them kindness and emphasized Katy’s deep belief that we are all here to help each other. Katy believes in leaving a legacy of love and hope and with that belief, created Every Sweat Matters, which encourages people to work out as a way to ‘one up’ cancer and sweat for those who cannot do so.
To everyone listening, we’d like to wish you a Happy Mother’s Day!
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