Hoping to be a miracle…
When you talk with Maggie Wolfe you hear energy in her voice and a zest for living. She’s definitely about living each day to the fullest, especially after being diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma multiforme – a type of brain cancer. Maggie was diagnosed on January 31, 2011 and completed a year long journey of treatment this past May.When asked how she feels now that treatment is over, Maggie states, “It’s kind of scary to be done with treatment. I feel like I should be doing something to keep the cancer from returning.”
Maggie goes in every eight weeks for an MRI to monitor the tumor. But she’s also living her life. Maggie says that she prays a lot, eats healthy and exercises. “I am determined to do what is in my power to deal with this cancer. One week after my surgery last year I was in the gym. Someone had to drive me and I couldn’t do my usual exercise but I knew I could do something.”
Maggie started coming to The Gathering Place in November of 2011. She received Reiki treatments, attended yoga classes and a brain cancer symposium and then started coming to the weekly group for individuals with cancer. Maggie believes that at times she is there to support others and knows that the group is there for her when she needs support.
She recounts the experience of being in the gym one day and hearing a Kelly Clarkson song with a lyric that said, ‘If it doesn’t kill you it only makes you stronger’. “I started crying and felt that the song was for me. The lyrics really stuck with me and I think about them often. So my goal is to stay positive and to stay strong. My faith is strong and I know God creates miracles every day. I am hoping to be a miracle.”
When asked why she decided to say yes to the fashion show she noted, “Everything that I participate in at The Gathering Place is free of charge. I don’t have to pay for anything so if I can give back I want to be able to do that. I also excited about modeling because I’ve never done it before and I just want to have fun and enjoy myself.”
Maggie is modeling in the 4th annual Compassion From Fashion at Beachwood Place on Saturday, November 17. The evening provides exclusive shopping discounts, food, fun and a fashion show at 7:00pm that includes participants like Maggie and celebrity and professional models. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit The Gathering Place and Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. Click here to purchase tickets.
This past June, Maggie (second from the left) and friends from college had a wonderful time in Groton Long Point, Connecticut.