Survivor, Ovarian Cancer
Presenting with stage 3 ovarian cancer at 52 was never part of Rory’s plan. A teacher and active mother with a big friend group, she was diagnosed following what she thought was a routine colonoscopy in March of 2007. By August of that same year, Rory underwent a full hysterectomy and completed six rounds of chemotherapy. 14 years later, Rory feels fortunate the experience is behind her. If she can live through ovarian cancer, Rory says, she can live through anything. Today, Rory spends her days enjoying time with friends, walking and shopping to her heart’s content, while remaining an active supporter of women living with ovarian cancer through organizations like Ovations for the Cure.