Sindy Hooper, 50, finished the Ironman Triathlon in British Columbia yesterday, just under the maximum time allowed in the race: 17 hours. She finished in 16 hours and 24 minutes.
Why bother? Because when you only have a 10 percent chance of surviving the next five years, you might as well do the things you want to do.
She did it in the middle of chemotherapy treatments for pancreatic cancer.
“When I go to radiation, chemotherapy, take meds, look at my scar, I feel like a cancer patient; sad and scared. When I swim, bike and run I feel like an athlete; healthy, happy, and hopeful,” she says. “If you’d like to do something for me … please don’t take your life for granted.”