Talia Joundi

August 7, 2018
Filed Under: Bout 2, Fighters

Community, I need your support

To be FEARLESS. At a younger age, this was something I imagined about the person I wanted to become. A few more years of life helped me realize how silly that was – and impossible! Strange noises at night still terrify me. The thought of losing someone important terrifies me even more. I realize that my fears are part of who I am, and that there is nothing wrong with being afraid. It’s what makes us human.

I also came to realize that strength is built from having those fears, listening to them, and, if the opportunity arises, tackling them head-on. But reality is, we can’t anticipate every scary situation; and that’s where resilience kicks in.

I have been shown the meaning of resilience by incredible people in my life. I think of friends and family, who manage to crack a joke even in the midst of discomfort or pain; who maintain faith & hope even in the face of bad news. These are the human moments that leave me in awe. They also leave me wondering: could you do the same? What are you made of?

I don’t have answers to those questions. What I do know is that I am about to step way out of my comfort zone, and into an intense period of training to get me ready for the ring. I have the 8th annual Fight to End Cancer in support of the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation to thank for this, my chance to honor resilience.

There is going to be a lot of sweat, and if I’m being honest, definite tears on this ride. But while on the night of June 1, 2019, my fight will be over, the bigger fight won’t be… and that’s where YOU come in!

Please consider funding my sweat & tears.This is your opportunity to join a committed community of people supporting those who have fought, are fighting, and will fight cancer. We all need the Princess Margaret Foundation to have the fuel to keep being awesome. Help me show them some (long-lasting, big impact) love.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Talia