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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