The 2022 Murph Challenge Day 9: Roseanne Gold
A day shy of her 36th birthday, todays nomination found out she had bone cancer in her tibia. What started as random leg pain resulted in 8 months of inpatient and outpatient chemotherapy.
In May of this year, her treatment plan changed. Her body wasn’t responding well to the chemo medication/IV so they decided to go in and take 6.5 inches of her tibia out and give her a total knee replacement. After an 8+ hour surgery she had the cancer doctor, ortho doctor and plastic surgeon all working on her. They had to do skin grafts and rotate muscles to cover the area of surgery.
That brings us this month when she was placed in a hard cast for 3 months. She is non-weight bearing and in intense physical therapy. During a cast change to check her surgically incision and remove the staples and sutures, they found a massive blood clot behind her new knee that could of killed her if she moved.
Nominator and sister, Julie, says, “she keeps facing hurdles with this, she was recently told the following from the lab about her cancer sample: The tumor was 45% dead! They can’t figure out if it is osteosarcoma or a malignant giant cell tumor which is even more rare than osteosarcoma.”
Despite the adversity and obstacles, Rosanne keeps a positive attitude and loves being Auntie “RoRo.” Dreams of having children of her own have been put on hold due to the cancer and chemo, but overcoming adversity is a part of who she is and will get to the other side of this. “Rosanne inspires me because no matter what card she is dealt, she never gives up,” says Julie.
Thank you Julie and Henry for joining us for Day 9 of 32 Dedication to a resilient fighter, Roseanne Gold. Team Murph: 31:06
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.”