I am blessed to have a great family: my amazing husband, Bassam, and our two wonderful children, Nicole and Daniel. I have worked since 1993 as the high school guidance counselor at Lexington School for the Deaf. The last four plus years have been really rough. In May of 2011 I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, stage 3C. I continued to work while undergoing surgery and then chemo. Shortly afterwards, I joined, Empire, the only cancer Dragonboat team. I got stronger. In August 2014. I recurred - more surgery, more chemo. Throughout it all my family, my friends, school community and my Dragonboat team helped me to thrive. I am again in remission. I feel blessed. My family especially my husband, Bassam, has been so supportive, but we all could use a vacation. We have not been anywhere in years. We could all use a break, the sun and fun of Cancun beckons!