Moms in Training supports individuals and families in the Charlotte community affected by cancer. Please read the stories of our 2018 season Honored Heroes below to learn more about our mission.
2017 was a hard year for the Cordero Family. I was diagnosed with stage 2 Hodgkin’s lymphoma on January 11th, 17 days after giving birth to my second son, Colin. Today being the first day of 2018 I am reflecting on the impact cancer had on my family in 2017. I lost my hair, was housebound due to my lousy immune system as a side effect of the chemo and I missed out on so many life moments with my two boys I can’t get back because of cancer, but because of the LLS and continuing research in the field, my life was saved. I get to be Cooper and Colin’s Mom and Kevin’s wife for many years to come. I went into remission in May 2017 and am praying for clean scans throughout 2018 and beyond. Thank you for inviting me into this incredible community of moms who fight for their lives and the lives of children! I look forward to fighting alongside of you.
Lauren Palmer: A month ago, on December 4th. My 2 year old son Jennings was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. He started chemo two days later. It has been the most devastating, emotional and also happy time as we welcomed boy/girl twins to our family 2 weeks later. Jennings also has a 4 year old big sister, Caroline.
I don't know what tomorrow let alone this year holds for us. But I do know that I don't wish this pain on anyone. And being a part of something like this will help me take action against our biggest enemy. I look forward to attending as many work outs as I'm able and raising money to ensure that other families don't have to experience what we have been through.