By Juanita Segura

Hello everyone Juanita Segura (Crossfit Diva) here from East Chicago, IN. I’m about 20 minutes away from Chicago the Windy City. On November 20, 2014 I was diagnosed with stage 3B adenocarcinoma ALK gene lung cancer. I’m a loving mother of five beautiful children, wife and a certified in crossfit, level 1 trainer. I joined Crossfit Crown Point to lose weight, I became a coach and inspired many people to live healthy, get fit and change their lives. Little did I know it was preparing my body for the ultimate battle of my life, the battle against stage 3 lung cancer.

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I am a fighter, I’m very positive, very hopeful and a woman of God and I know that I will beat lung cancer. I’m never giving up not only am I fighting for myself but for my fabulous 5, my hubby and my family. I refuse to let cancer ruin my life and take me away from my children, hubby, family and friends. I decided I’m NOT going to die!! I don’t care what statistic says, I don’t care what doctors and other medical professionals says you CAN beat lung cancer and be cancer free and that I will prove!! Only our heavenly father has the final say so and he told me I’m going to be ok, I’m going to live and see my children graduate high school, college, see them get married and meet my grandchildren!!!

I attended 2015 Hope Summit in DC back in May and to see so many survivors and hear their stories gave me more hope that I too can beat lung cancer! I’m so blessed and happy I had the opportunity to attend the Hope Summit it gave me back my life, took away the fear and doubts I had, I met wonderful people and build lifelong friendship. I truly love everyone that is involved with LUNGevity and how much they truly care for us all and will go above and beyond to help us in any way possible. I hope to make it to 2016 Hope Summit and hope many of you that have not attend will attend this time. Trust me you’ll be so happy you did.