Mile #205 in honor of Loren

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Mile #205 Loren 

The Perfect Storm 
"Tom, I thought Stillbrave's logo had two feathers, not one." 
-Loren Jewell

Everyone please meet Loren Jewell she is a childhood cancer survivor, Ewing's Sarcoma, and the newest initiate into the Renegade Illuminati.

When she was diagnosed at 14 they told her mother she probably wouldn't live. BUT she did!! Today she is the exact same age as my daughter Shayla would have been.

After multiple rounds of intensive chemotherapy and a hemipelvectomy she was told she may never walk again and if she did she would be plagued with disabilities due to the surgery that removed the diseased bone. Sadly she was told too that she would never be able to have children. However Loren was now in remission and determined to prove them wrong!

After committing herself to the rigors and sometime torturous hours and hours of physical therapy and rehab not only did she walk again but she ran!! A LOT! She even went on to complete a FULL marathon years later at a very respectable pace!

Today Loren is the mother of a beautiful little girl, she is a career firefighter and she is a very motivated activist and advocate for children still fighting this destructive disease.

HERE'S WHERE THE STORY GETS EVEN BETTER!!!

Loren started volunteering for Stillbrave this past summer and she is going to be joining our board of directors and spearheading a new pilot program aimed at helping children transition back into "normal" life after successfully completing treatment for all cancers.

I reached out to her via phone recently to discuss her ideas and that's when it happened!!

"Hey Tom have you ever thought about taking somebody with you to next years Bigfoot 200 attempt? Somebody like me?"

"What do you mean?" I said, "Like to crew for me?"

"No, to run it with you!" she devilishly replied.

COMING AUGUST 2019 TATTOO TOM and LOREN JEWELL
BIGFOOT 4!!

I may have been unable to cross the finish line on my own the previous 3 years but those of you who know me know goddamn well I will get HER across it!!! and she promised to do the same for me.

We have hired a professional running coach who runs those very same mountains. We have already begun training and will continue for the next 11 months to get ready!! We will also be beginning a very aggressive fundraising campaign in the coming days to TOP ANYTHING STILLBRAVE HAS EVER DONE!!!

"Tom, I thought Stillbrave's logo had two feathers, not one." 
-Loren Jewell

WE ARE ABOUT TO LIGHT THE CHILDHOOD CANCER COMMUNITY ON FIRE!!! 
...stay tuned.

 — with Loren Jewell.

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