The Murph Challenge Day 30: Hannah Brunner
Day 30 of 31 is dedicated to Hannah Brunner. In April 2021 Hannah was diagnosed with stage IV Colon Cancer that had metastasized to her liver. At just 29 years old this came as a complete shock to her and her loved ones. Just days after her diagnosis she started her treatment, a cocktail of chemo drugs that she receives every other week over a three day period. After her chemo treatment is complete she will go on to receive radiation therapy as well as three extensive surgeries followed by another round of chemo.
The fight is hard, but the outpouring of support from her friends, family and even strangers has been an overwhelming blessing!
“I can only describe the months since my diagnosis as a whirlwind. I started 2021 with a lot of expectation of what this next year would look like. None of those expectations included starting a fight for my life with cancer.
But even through the dark moments and the days filled with uncertainty and anxiety I still find unexpected blessings. After living out of state for two years I moved back to Wisconsin just one month before my diagnosis not knowing that this would be exactly the place that I needed to be! It has brought me closer to my family, especially my Mom who has been by my side at every appointment, deciphered countless lab results with me and checks in every day during my chemo treatments just to make sure I’m okay.
It has shown me such an outpouring of generosity from my community, people I considered acquaintances have been incredibly generous in supporting me and cheering me on. Everything from organizing fundraising events to sending cards and flowers. It has truly shown me that I am not alone and that the people in my life are truly amazing humans!”
Hannah will continue to fight and she and her doctors are hopeful that ultimately her journey through cancer will end with a cure!
While she waits for that day she continues to work and grow her Nutrition and Meal Prep company with her business and life partner Trevor Kim. She has used her diagnosis as an opportunity to learn more about how the food we fuel our bodies with can help protect us against disease.
“Its so important to implement proper nutrition into our diets, especially fostering a good relationship with food in our children. As a nation we are facing an epidemic of cancer, and some of this can be linked directly with the food we put into our bodies every day.
I feel that my cancer has given me a unique opportunity to help people live healthier, more fulfilling lives through diet and lifestyle choices. This is an incredible blessing and I feel so lucky to be in a position to help change other peoples lives through my cancer journey,”
Every Day We Fight is honored to dedicate today’s Murph Challenge to Hannah Brunner. A woman who’s light continues to shine brighter through adversity. A true fighter and inspiration.
Day 30 Murph Time: 28:49
Thank you for the nomination Edward DeShazer.
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.”