Cancer Initially Changed Our Plans - Frances Flatau
In May of 2007, while playing in the Eastern Shore Senior Games in Maryland, someone told me about the Huntsman World Senior Games. My tennis doubles partner and I talked about it and decided to sign up for the Games in St. George, Utah. However in July that year, I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. It's an understatement to say that kind of ruined our plans for 2007.
I had surgery and underwent 9 months of chemotherapy and radiation. In June of 2008 I was pronounced cancer free. We decided that the best way to celebrate was to participate in the Huntsman World SeniorGames! And so we did. We have competed every year since. While we haven't won any medals yet, we're confident that this is the year!!
I will be 79 at the Games this year, or better yet 7 in survivor years.