Author, Cancer Survivorship Coach, Personal Trainer
200 HYT, Cancer Exercise Specialist
Hi, I am Casey! I know exactly what it’s like to be in your shoes. I am a 3x cancer survivor and founder of A Happier Healthier You, a program that helps women navigate the new normal of post cancer. I teach women how to navigate the new normal free from anxiety, worry and fear that you will relapse. I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on February 14, 2014. I was immediately hospitalized and began my two year long chemotherapy protocol.
Toward the end of 2015 just seven weeks after my protocol ended, I relapsed. I was hospitalized again for over 60 days, where I had to write a letter of compassion to the FDA to release an immunotherapy that wasn’t even for my cancer. Once approved, it actually got me into remission for a stem cell transplant in 2016. Unfortunately I relapsed about six month later. Another round of immunotherapy and it did the trick. I have been in remission since late 2016.
I learned how to workout with a picc line because my treatment was so long. After all this cancer left me broken and beaten down not just physically but emotionally and mentally. But that’s actually where the real work began. I thought going through cancer treatment was going to be the hardest part but I was wrong. I didn’t realize that after treatment was the hardest work I would have to do.
Figuring out how exactly to live life again was extremely difficult. I had no idea where to start or how to go about survivorship. There are no protocols or programs to follow. So, I become absolutely obsessed with thriving after surviving caner. I dove in, trying everything and anything to see if it would help me navigate this new normal.
From my own journey I found my passion, which is to help women that were once where I was prior to cancer rebuild their strength, gain the emotional resilience to navigate the new normal, mentally give the tools needed to thrive post cancer treatment. Using movement as the catalyst for change to propel the healing process so you can live your best life without the fear, worry or anxiety that potential relapse brings with it.
I just want to share all my knowledge that I have gained with you through my program A Happier Healthier You, so you can thrive after treatment not just survive cancer.
What I Use Daily
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