Angela Ivory is 44 years old, to say she is a fighter would have to be an understatement. Angela has been fighting a virulent form of breast cancer for the past four years. Jan. 8 she celebrated her 44th birthday. It's also the day she decided to walk 44 miles - one for every year she's been alive.
The primary reason for the walk is to show she won't give up the fight to conquer cancer.
"To let people know, that even though you have these obstacles in life, that you still got to get out there and do what you like doing. You just keep going, you don't give up," said Ivory.
Ivory walked around the track at Coleman Park in South Nashville. Three laps equal 1 mile. Every step Ivory takes around the track, highlights her determination to keep fighting. The people around her, also draw inspiration from Ivory. Linda Sadler, a friend, says Ivory encourages her everyday.
"She's still in treatment, she's just an incredible person, always smiling, always up beat, always encouraging others, you can do more," said Sadler.
As word spread of her walk, others in the park joined her to show their support in her fight against cancer. Ivory began the walk in the early morning hours and hopes to finish the 44-mile walk by midnight.
"She's just an inspiration, I don't call her not my hero, but my she-ro," said Sadler.
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