#TodaysChampion Halla had been told "you have 3 months to live... Now 15 months later, here is her amazing story...

Halla started her journey with Glioblastoma Multiforme August-2015. Well, at least that's when she was diagnosed. Her life had gotten a little strange in the months leading up to that. But let's start from the beginning, uh...

Halla is an only child, who grew up in a beautiful home, on Whidbey Island, Washington. She started in Dance as a toddler, doing Ballet, Jazz, tap and hip hop. When Halla was 14 she was in a car accident that took her boyfriends life, and sent her to Harborview for head trauma. She had a golf ball sized contusion on the front of her head, that was watched and went down over time. Years later she went through high school and off to school at Cornish Arts institute in Seattle. After she began experiencing mini seizures. They were small, but not unnoticed. Halla saw her primary care a few times trying to pinpoint the cause of her seizures. After a few months they did the MRI where they found a brain tumor. None of us on her side thought of brain cancer, or knew the words GBM (Glioblastoma Multiforme) she had her first surgery, and it went well, then the wait for the test to come back. The call "I have Glioblastoma, brain cancer" I didn't know how to react to that, but halla did! 

Halla instantly started in her research, she started her fight! With each set back, Halla had the "well crap" moment but would shake it off and push herself to the next step. Through 5 brain surgeries in 14 months, to loosing some feeling in her right leg and dancing through it. She has been told "you have 3 months to live, flipped off the oncologist and walked out" here she is 19 months later, stronger, and happier. She's stuck to her heart through it all, she's believed in herself and her body. She's entrusted in her amazing Neurologist, Dr. Cobbs, his team and the Swedish Hospital in Seattle. She's danced, pushed and conquered each brick in her way. Calling her a bad ass, just halfway explains. Halla is superwomen. She is my hero, is is amazing. She is thriving life, with brain cancer as if her life never changed. She sees beauty still, she feels love still and she continues to make every day better then the last!