Miraculous Mom Beats Cancer With Six Percent Survival Odds

Thu, July 12, 2012 6:10pm EDT by 6 Comments
Miraculous Mom Beats Cancer With Six Percent Survival Odds

Molli Serrano was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2011. Doctors only gave her a 20 percent chance to make survive the first year, and a six percent chance of living after five years. Read how the miracle mom beat the odds and is cancer-free today!

Molli Serrano is used to fighting off pain. As one of the best amateur triathletes in the country, she typically powers through any agony she might feel when she trains. But when a friend encouraged her to see a doctor about her stabbing stomach and back pains, Molli found out that it was pancreatic cancer — one of the most aggressive cancers known. Read her incredible story below.
The now 38-year-old mother of twins was told that her odds were not good; she was given only a 6 percent chance of making it to five years. The athlete redirected her training for the upcoming Ironman to fighting for her life.

On June 28, 2011, the day of her twins’ seventh birthday, she underwent an invasive surgery that removed large portions of her pancreas, stomach, intestines, gallbladder, and rerouted much of her digestive system.

But like a true fighter, she championed through the surgery, and was back on her feet exactly two weeks later. She kept up her biking and training schedule, and used the back pocket of her racing uniform for her chemo pump.

After the toughest year of her life, Molli is cancer-free and back to training for triathlons.

“It’s been a year, but I’ve been lucky,” she told Kathie Lee and Hoda on Today. “I’ve been very very blessed.”

Check out her inspiring video!

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Pip

Posted at 6:11 AM on July 22, 2013  

RIP Molli

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Bill

Posted at 2:37 PM on July 14, 2012  

Go Molli!!!
Great Success Story!!

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KM

Posted at 1:39 PM on July 13, 2012  

what questions do you have d. harris . And anyone know of an organization that molli is a part of

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d.harris

Posted at 8:36 AM on July 13, 2012  

does anyone have an answer for all of these.i just have to say —-thank you GOD for her life.

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Patrick Maguire

Posted at 11:09 PM on July 12, 2012  

As a cancer specialist and author of “When Cancer Hits Home,” I know all too well what pancreatic cancer can do. Sadly, research funding for this disease pales in comparison to others that are relatively much less lethal. While I’m not a fan of the “battle” terminology when discussing cancer (it’s inappropriate & unfair to those who “lose”), Molli Serrano’s story is definitely uplifting. She needs to be the face of the funding campaign for pancreatic cancer research in the United States.
Patrick Maguire MD

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Bill

Posted at 12:20 PM on July 13, 2012  

We all wish her the best!

Pancreatic Cancer is extremely hard to beat, the hardest, even if you are cancer free for years..look at some famous people that got the best treatment..keep fighting is all we can do!

Its how we live the quality of life, we are all going to take that journey to the afterlife. God has a plan for all of us.

Dedicating yourself for Ironman is great, the drive keeps us going when we strive for something that large, but it might also be good to take that drive and determination and spend that on others besides yourself, that is the true reward!!

Best Wishes!!!

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