The 2022 Murph Challenge Day 16: Ashley Davis
5 years of battling. Ashley writes, “everyone knows cancer is exhausting. There is a reason that the image of the gaunt person wrapped in blankets, peering out above sunken cheeks is such an archetype. Cancer wears you out, it wears your body down, and it becomes an all-consuming, unwanted companion.”
Back in 2018 Ashley was diagnosed with breast cancer. After 6 months of chemo and a double mastectomy they found a second and new breast cancer. After a year of treatment and medication, she got engaged and was looking forward to starting her next chapter. In 2021, 10 days following her engagement, she was having terrible pain throughout her body. After they scanned her, they found Mets in her skull, sternum, spine and tailbone. She was diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer.
Friend and 2021 nominee, Stephanie, connected with Ashley while they were both going through treatment. Steph says this about Ashley, “she continues to be a ray of sunshine while also maintaining her authenticity. She is an absolutely beautiful soul, and I’m grateful our paths have crossed. She makes this world a brighter place!”
Despite going through the hardest five years of her life, she has never lost her faith and purpose. Whether it’s in her career, as a wife, mom, or friend , she describes her purpose in each day in a simple and inspiring way, “what good can I do today for the glory of God?”
Every Day We Fight is honored to dedicate Day 16 of 32 to amazing warrior, Ashley Davis.
When I did the Murph Challenge for the first time I became hooked. Not because it was fun but because it was painful, challenging, and meaningful.
These 31 challenges are a dedication to a fighter, a warrior, a person battling that’s an everyday hero.
– Tate Wheeler
“The Murph Challenge is more than just a workout. It is a tradition that helps push us, humble us, and allows us the opportunity to dedicate a bit of pain and sweat to honor, LT. Michael P. Murphy, a man who sacrificed everything he had for our freedom.”