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Today, someone very important to my life passed away.  Faye was my former personal trainer and Pilates instructor.  She died too young from colon cancer. It was my understanding that the last few days were very uncomfortable painful.

I hope that she had the opportunity to be with her daughter and welcome her first grandchild into the world.  I hope that she was able to enjoy the trip she took with her family just two months ago.  I hope that she felt her life, cut short too soon, was fulfilling.

Please, please, please, in honor of Faye, a woman who never judged me by my physical appearance but encouraged me to challenge my mental appearance, get a colonoscopy where your doctor says you should. In honor of a woman who was so busy building a dream business where she helped others to be strong everyday that she forgot to take care of herself, don’t put off doing what you know you should do.  In honor, of a woman who had the courage in middle age to reinvent herself and attacked life without apology except for this “one little thing”, be honest with yourself. Please, please, please do the things you need to do to take care of your health.  No perception of discomfort is worth the actual pain of dying of cancer.  And please, please, please, keep Faye and her family in your thoughts and prayers as they say good-bye to someone near and dear to them.

Please go here for more information about colon cancer and of course, see your doctor on a regular basis.