Reported By Dennis Ferrier
A Nashville physical therapist has been dealt a double blow. Sara Walker's baby girl was stillborn in December, and at the same time, tests revealed Walker had Stage 4 colon cancer.
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"When faced with all this tragedy, you have a choice to live in despair or make the most of every day," said Walker.
Fresh from her fourth round of chemotherapy, Walker smiled at her South Nashville home while playing with her two sons on a beautiful spring day.
"I attribute my hope, peace and joy, all to the Holy Spirit," she said. "The Holy Spirit in dwelling in us is such a gift, and His promises are hope, joy and peace. If you would have told me a year ago this would have happened, I would have never imagined having this peace. It's a total gift. It's not me; it's what God has given me."
Walker is part of the 2003 Belmont University graduating class of physical therapists. The close group of 19 graduates is now honoring Walker with one of her hobbies: running.
The Walker Run, Live for Today is April 9 at 8 a.m., and every penny goes to the Walker family to give them a financial boost in this difficult time.
"I've never heard her say, 'Why me?' Not once," said fellow Belmont grad Whitney Ball, who's now a physical therapist in Vanderbilt's burn unit. "She will tell you she is not special in any way, but all of us who know her will tell you she is one of the most special."
The suggested donation for the Walker Run is $20. It includes a shirt that reads, "Striving to savor the sweetness of life one day at a time." Sign up for the Walker Run at http://thewalkerrun.weebly.com
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