I was handed my life sentence on February 10, 2014. I wasn't wearing an orange jumpsuit, but instead a flimsy hospital gown that engulfed my frail body. As I looked into my husband's eyes, I wondered if this would be the last time I saw him ... the last time I hugged him ... the last time I told him I loved him. I worried that my last few breaths would be taken as the wheels of the gurney squeaked down the brightly lit hallway, slowly making our way to the operating room. In the next few moments they would begin surgery to remove a brain tumor from my right frontal lobe. My life was about to change. This is my story, my true story, of my journey overcoming my brain tumor. One that I hope ends with a happy ending. That's the thing about hope; even in my darkest days, that hope remained deep within my soul. I hoped that the person I used to be would fight their way back, out of the depths. And today, hope still fills my heart ... hope that I will make the most of my second chance at life. Life doesn't send out invitations - so today I choose to be bold. Be brave. Be unforgettable. And I choose to LIVE.