Hi Family & friends - many of you already have learned that on December 19th I was diagnosed with a very rare cancer (Medullary thyroid cancer). This news has been very hard to accept because, statistically speaking this shouldn't be a possibility, but here we are with a diagnosis I am slowly learning to accept. Please know that I have the most incredible care at Mass General & I am blessed with my Aunt & Uncle (not only the most amazing people in their medical fields, but also the kindest people who have wrapped their arms around my family). My parents and brothers are constantly by my side and I don't know what I would do without them. My whole family (we are a large bunch full of love) have surrounded me along with so many friends (who I also consider family). Matt (my amazing husband) is not only doting on me at all hours of the day & night, but he is also holding up our little family & doing an amazing job being strong (even though I know he is scared). This is hard for us, but especially Flora and Zachary (my hearts). So, here we are. Staring cancer in the face. Those who know me well know my journey in life, perhaps even just recently getting a taste of the person I am over a cup of coffee. I fight for what I want! I make things happen! I want to live a very long, healthy, happy life. So, let's get started!!! I will be having surgery January 16th. Please (collectively) pray, send positive thoughts/energy/vibes for my family & the surgical team that will be working to rid my body of this cancer!!! Matt will provide updates when I can't. I love you all, and I am blessed to be surrounded by the most amazing people in the world.