Kate: Fearless is making changes, one step at a time

  A wake-up call When Kate’s niece died of cardiac arrest at the age of 28, Kate was in shock. Her niece had been one of her best friends, and they’d gone on a trip to Las Vegas together just six weeks before. After emerging from her shock and grief, Kate took a step back to examine her life. She knew she had to make some changes. Her niece had been relatively healthy,...
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Lesa B: Walking to wellness

  Both of my grandmothers suffered heart attacks. One died in her 50s and the other survived. When I started to have shortness of breath and irregular heartbeats while skiing and hiking, I knew I needed to do something different. I was in my 50s and wanted to make sure I was still around when I had grandchildren. A visit to my cardiologist assured me I could “tame the beast” (my...
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Linda C: A zest for life

  My colleague Linda truly has no fear. Not only has she run four marathons in the past seven months, she runs between nine and 20 miles each morning just to clear her head. She works long hours but still finds time to volunteer for the Boys and Girls Club. In the past year alone, she went on an African safari (complete with lions) and survived dicey crowds and...
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Annette S: Go fearless or go home

  I’m a single mother to a 5-year old daughter. I work extremely hard in everything I take on. To finance my passion for running, I regularly work overtime and have even picked up a second job on the weekends. Two years ago, I set a goal to run my first marathon before turning 40. I’m happy to say that I did it, and haven’t looked back since. Since then, I’ve run another...
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Kelly T: Fearless warrior

  I’m a warrior woman, a name given to me by my mother when I was young—and that I still have to this day. I am also an “Endo warrior,” as I’ve been fighting a chronic, debilitating disease called endometriosis for the past 30 years. In the 10 years I’ve worked at Regence, I’ve had seven surgeries—the most recent one just this past September. Through it all, I try to be...
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