I had the pleasure to speak with Brittany Swank recently who not only inspired me, but reminded me why I got involved in Sting Soccer and VOLA athletic apparel.
In Brent Coralli Introduces a Determined Young Woman, I wrote about Brittany’s journey. You see, as a 24-year old, the last thing Brittany thought would be that she would be diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. This cancer of the lymphatic system causes cells to grow abnormally and may spread beyond the lymphatic system. As Hodgkin’s lymphoma progresses, it compromises your body’s ability to fight infection. This disease can be fatal.
I first heard Brittany’s story of survival from Kristi Warren our EVP and Director of Partnership Relations at VOLA. Kristi lives in Oklahoma City and is one of the co-founders of the “Run Lucky and Mission Mile” which benefits the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. She heard Brittany’s story of determination from the team of friends she put together to run for her when she was unable to participate because of her treatment.
Learning about Brittany’s strength and determination reminded me (again) Kristi was absolutely right when she told me: “Brittany Swank is the poster child for VOLA mantra – Take Flight.”