“Hey Emily, there’s a guy here who says he knows you. His name is Ned? He says he wants to say hi, and that Miles would be totally cool with it?”
This is how my amazing Nurse Practitioner, Carrie Christiansen, broke the news that my latest scans show that I am officially 4 YEARS NED (No Evidence of Disease)!
Four years ago today, Dr. Flores performed the surgery that removed all visible cancer from my body. I just read the blog post from that day, and the comments of love and support from those of you around the country (and world!) brought tears to my eyes. I cannot express how overwhelmingly grateful I am to all of you, and to be in the position I am in today.
All patients deserve this feeling. All patients deserve to survive.
That’s why this Sunday, February 12th, I’ll be celebrating 4 years NED at the Addario Lung Cancer Foundation’s 5k event in San Dimas, CA. Come out to celebrate with me, and at the same time help raise funds so that more patients can find their NED.
Miles, Hope, Maggie and I will be in San Dimas at 9:30AM for registration, and the 5k starts at 10:30AM. Please come celebrate with us…If you can’t make it in person, consider making a donation (below) to further the ALCF’s amazing work for lung cancer patients.
Click HERE to register, then join my team, TEAM EMBEN & RICK (in honor of my recently lost dear friend, Rick Moeller).
Click HERE to donate to the cause of fighting lung cancer and supporting patients like me.
Hope to see you all there. Much love. Live in the moment.