It’s hard to believe this is Episode 12 – the last episode of Season 1of the Intersection of Cancer and Life. Thank you all so much for following along and listening to our show. Thank you too, to our incredible guests this season: Nora McMahon, Justin Birckbichler, Marianne Duquette Cuozzo, Robin Browne, Racheli Alkobey, Emily Hopper, Annelise Cohon, Abigail Johnston, Dana Donofree, Wendy Chioji, Annmarie Otis, and today’s guest, Ellis Emerson.
When I started this podcast, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I’m not a naturally comfortable speaker – if you’ve seen my blog, you know I am much more comfortable writing. That said, my single New Year’s resolution for 2018 was to do things that scared me, that challenged me, and that pushed me outside of my comfort zone. This podcast has been an amazing manifestation of that. I am forever grateful to Mouth Off Network, Pablo Hernandez, Jamie Pham, and Brady Tuazon, for taking a chance on me. We will be back for Season 2 in a few weeks, and I’m really excited for so many of these guests, interviews, and conversations.
I can’t think of a better guest than Ellis Emerson to wrap up Season 1. Ellis is a mother, runner, and cancer survivor who was diagnosed with Stage 3 Melanoma in October 2017, right after her 32nd birthday. After her diagnosis, Ellis did not want to let one second of her life get away from her. In a little over a year, Ellis has thrown the first pitch at a Major League Baseball game, went cliff jumping in Puerto Rico, took a flying lesson in Iceland, and also got married. But most amazingly, in July of 2018, she ran 135 miles across Death Valley California as part of the Badwater ultramarathon, often considered one of the world’s most challenging races.
I’m so excited to welcome Ellis to Episode 12, and the Season 1 finale of the Intersection of Cancer and life.
Here’s where to find Ellis on social media: