Lizzy was 29 years old, married, and 20 weeks pregnant when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Lizzy and her husband, Chris, made a decision to keep the baby, even though they were advised by medical doctors against it. Their daughter, Sophie, was born premature, but now is a thriving toddler. Immediately after Sophie’s birth, Lizzy began treatment. Over the next 15 months, Lizzy fought cancer holistically and through medical intervention, while surrounded by an incredible community of family and friends who supported her through prayer, encouraged her and took care of her and her family.
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In June 2015, the cancer was removed, but returned shortly after and she went to be with Jesus later that fall on October 19, 2015. Lizzy was an incredible role model of what it means to live a full, intentional and inspiring life. The choices she made, her character, her passion for her family, for running, the way she served others and the way she lived has inspired thousands. #Lizzystrong has become a movement of individuals who are passionately committed to living life as Lizzy did.
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