Loren's Badass Chick: Amy Webb & Heather Quintal

Cancer survivors and Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk warriors.

September 28, 2018
Loren's Badass Chick

Heather & Amy

This week's Badass Chicks are a mother/daughter duo, Amy Webb and Heather Quintal. They're both cancer survivors who completed the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk last weekend for the third year in a row, and are about *thisclose* to reaching their fundraising goal! 

 

In 2012, Heather was diagnosed with cancer about one month after graduating college. Sure enough, two months later, her mom was diagnosed with cancer as well. Looking back, Heather says that cancer saved their lives. 

 

When this cosmic shift occurred for both of them, Heather in particular noticed that people began treating her with a "she might die" stigma, as she called it. (Her doctor had given her a 20% chance of surviving a year!) The one place no one treated her like that? The yoga studio. 

 

So upon the recommendation of doctors, and also simply because it made them feel good, both Heather and Amy reclaimed their health and completely changed the way in which they live their daily lives, by introducing yoga, meditation and healthy eating. In fact, Heather found such comfort in yoga that she opened up her very own studio, The Yoga Room in Norwell. 

 

I think it's pretty awesome that Heather and Amy say that cancer saved their lives and I love that they've used it as an opportunity to better themselves and also offer that peace to others as well!! If you want to help them reach their fundraising goal, click here

 

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