Recipient

Paige M.

Colorado, United States

Cancer during a Pandemic & how Movement is saving her life

I am nominating and sharing my best friend Paige’s story. She has been my inspiration over the past decade and has encouraged me to be the best version of myself. Paige is strong, confident and adventurous, despite the challenges that have been thrown her way. I cannot think of a better recipient to join the Peloton community and receive the Peloton gift.

In 2016, Paige received earth shattering news and was diagnosed with breast cancer. The diagnosis caused more pain and uncertainty than anyone in their 20s should have to endure. Some people facing this would indulge in self-pity, but NOT Paige. She underwent a mastectomy and shortly after surgery she recommitted herself to staying active and Yoga practice. Paige and her fiancé moved out west to Denver to explore nature and create more ways to cultivate an active lifestyle.

In 2018, Paige’s cancer was back and spread to her bone (Diagnosis: Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer). This changed everything. She had her ovaries removed through an oophorectomy and was more in tune with her ever changing body, though yoga. She was grateful for her physical practice, which gave her courage to become stronger, brighter and more at peace within her mind. Paige quickly changed her diet, focusing on eating things that come from the earth.

In 2020, Paige and her husband had to move out of the city because of COVID risk factors. Shortly after, they had to evacuate their new home because of the fires, and since then have been stuck inside. Despite all the setbacks, Paige has tried to stay positive but has struggled with her daily routine being so restrictive. The daily access to movement coupled with the support of the Peloton community would help her immensely. She has been running up and down the stairs of her home as an old school ‘stair master’ substitute. A peloton bike would help her move her body more and continue her fight against cancer.

You are the POWER! -Paige

Fact: Paige rode a bike to her cancer surgery in 2019

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