Fight for Air!

On October 29, 2003 I lost my Bachan (Grandma) to lung cancer. She fought a long battle beating it into remission the first time but, when it came back the second time the cancer had also began to spread to her bones. It was painful to watch someone you love so much go through such pain. I still miss her everyday.

In her honor I am going to do the Fight for Air Climb on April 6, 2013 here in Sacramento. You climb the tallest building in the city…34 flights of stairs! I never knew of this event until I started working out with Sandra again.┬áImmediately┬áI knew I wanted to participate and signed up and joined the Fitness Rehab Team!

Sandra also started a training program to help us all get ready for the climb. And for once…I am excited about training. I am looking forward to this event (which is even hard for me to believe) regardless of all the stairs because this is a cause that I am passionate about.

In addition, I come from a family of smokers. People are always amazed that I never picked up the habit since my Mom, Dad, and Brother smoke. Along with my aunts, cousins, and Jichan (Grandpa). I hope in participating in this event that one day there will be a cure for lung cancer. And there will be research done to make quitting smoking easier. I know people always say there is a CHOICE to smoking, but I hope they find a way to make quitting easier. Especially after seeing my brother and my cousin try many different methods (gum, patch, hypnotherapy, cold turkey, e-cigs) all to go back to smoking again.

If you want to help please join the Fight for Air Climb or you can donate to help me reach my fundraising goal.

My Bachan:


Bachan and I on a trip:


Jichan and Bachan with the grandkids: