In the summer of 2010 I was working my 15th year in technology, feeling burnt out and pretty middle aged. If you’d told me then that in the four years to follow, I would face and survive stage IV colon cancer, author a book and blog that would make people laugh while inspiring them to fight this disease, become a sports photographer with a highlight of covering David Beckham’s final US match at the 2012 MLS Cup, write and perform over 30 original songs and record a full length CD, I would’ve thought you were some kind of twisted Tony Robbins wannabe. Well, this has been my life to date - I kid you not. I am here to inspire others to dust off their own dreams and set them back in motion.
Ali Gilmore is the author of the very funny book, The C Card and Me, a cancer survival guide and inspiring tale of her triumph over stage IV colon cancer. Written in a tone that reflects her irreverent humor, Ali shares her insights and anecdotes with an unvarnished truth and refreshing wit. — Michelle
A constant advocate for cancer survival and living life to the fullest, Ali is always well received, inspiring, and astonishingly talented in the most endearing and personable way. She inspires others thru speaking engagements or musical performances. — Michelle
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