About Me!

Sera was diagnosed and treated for an abdominal wall Desmoid tumor in 2008 at the age of 26. Like many survivors, her diagnosis and search for treatment options yielded a lot of questions, but few answers as to what a Desmoid was and how she had this rare tumor. In a search for answers to the diagnosis and pain it brought, in addition to surgery for her tumor, Sera sought out holistic healing options for her therapies including acupuncture, becoming a holistic certified health coach, changing her diet drastically, and most importantly changing her outlook on life – choosing to use this as an experience that propelled a new purpose and passion for her life, a purpose of living her life fully, helping others find the help they need during difficult diagnoses and continuing to find answers and cures for Desmoid. Sera changed careers from finance to healthcare to align with her purpose as well as gratefully joined the Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation’s board and founded Running for Answers (RFA) to raise awareness and money for Desmoid tumor research. To date, RFA has raised approximately a million dollars for the Desmoid Tumor Research foundation and has created a gathering place for desmoid survivors and their friends and family to celebrate getting one step close to a cure. Sera currently works for the Cancer Treatment Centers of America as the Manager of their Physician Relationship Management program. She lives in VA and remains an active role in RFA and its fundraising as well as supporting patients through their Desmoid diagnoses.

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2 Comments

  1. goober says:

    hey sera, just a little note to let you know I’m gettin’ around ‘ in here’. Ran McAfee last night and evry’thing was ( is ) alright. As ALWAYS, it’s a beautiful mornin’, got the ol’ woodstove cranked up n’ it’s just snowin’ up a storm. Life is ( always ) good ! I’ll probly spend a good bit of the day gettin’ more familiar with ‘ the shadow ‘. Love you !

  2. hey lady- i’m just reading your blog and loving it. LIVE YOUR LIFE, GIRL! and throw that joy in as many directions as you can. someone will always be there willing to catch it.
    lucky to know you~ lynne

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