Rebecca Sperry, a hiker from New Hampshire joined us for the second of several episodes talking about her redlining goal in the White Mountain National Forest when she was temporarily sidelined by a breast cancer diagnosis in August 2020.
In this episode, we got an update from Rebecca about how she has been feeling through her 7th week of chemotherapy out of 12 total weeks. She also described in more detail what the original month-long diagnostic process was like and the eventual surgery that she had.
Rebecca also filled us in on her current program in school, how she had to adjust that during her treatment and future plans she has to continue her education. We discussed a recent hike she has done to the summit of Mt. Moosilauke along the Appalachian Trail in New Hampshire.
Then we wrapped up by chatting about additional hiking goals she's working on for the future and other types of hiking challenges that people take on in New England.
Tune in as we continue this miniseries within the podcast and hear Rebecca's story and more in future episodes!
Rebecca's IG: https://www.instagram.com/sockedinhikes/
Rebecca's web site: https://sockedinhikes.com/
Journals on her cancer journey: https://sockedinhikes.com/the-detour
Rebecca's writings on BackpackingRoutes.com: http://backpackingroutes.com/author/rebecca-sperry/
Your hosts: Greg Larkin / Mike Turner / Jessica Harris
Intro/outro music: Joseph McDade - Elevation: https://josephmcdade.com/music/elevation
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