Aimee Reed Blog2018-09-24T11:53:05+00:00

Aimee Reed always saw the light

The thing about Aimee Reed, the thing that everyone says about her, is that she never gave up – ever. And, oh, that smile.

“Her mantra was keep climbing, keep swimming, keep smiling, keep going,” said Sandy Maniscalco, co-founder of the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation, who met Aimee after she was diagnosed in 2015 with an aggressive form of breast cancer. “She was the most courageous and determined person I have seen in a long time.”

This feisty young woman – who completed triathlons after her diagnosis, volunteered for TBBCF, wrote a blog about her journey, walked in the annual TBBCF marathon, raised thousands of dollars for cancer research and faced all of life’s difficulties with grit and determination, lost her 3½ year battle with cancer Aug. 29. She was 34.

“Aimee inspired us and made us want to be better people,” Maniscalco said,” we are all mourning her loss right now.”

We hope you will follow Aimee’s journey as she shares her struggles, her joys, her pain and her successes. Many of the posts listed here were written by Aimee.