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The most decorated American gymnast in Olympic history and her career didn't stop there she's also successful -- wife and now she's a mom to.
But it hasn't always been easy joining me now is Olympic gold medalist and cancer survivor.
Shannon Miller so great to see you in person Sydney for those of us who watched you would -- -- Olympic medals when a fantastic life you have land.
And now may -- your greatest achievement was your mom you have this beautiful 23 month old child.
And then you find out that you have ovarian cancer but if you and I found can't just routine exam and it was -- things where.
I actually called that to -- scheduled -- it these -- until it was a little calmer my life and something in the back my head to -- apparently and an Atlanta and then during the public -- and they found that based -- -- system has very.
And at that time He didn't know it was cancer so they had to operate.
When you woke up.
When -- beauty that was a tough part not knowing what I was going -- clinic that meander but.
I woke anyways great -- stage one day yes it was cancer but they were able to get it it was contained.
And it was only a couple weeks later that I found out kind of that second below that down that I was going to have to have chemotherapy -- you go through nine weeks of this treatment.
You know when your greatest concerns was the impact that you losing your hair was going to happen in your child why.
Scary for any mom to think especially in new -- to think my child might be scared of me that He might not want to have mommy and that just.
Killed me it ate me up so.
And to be able to to fight a program that helps you deal with -- -- appearance and helps make that a little bit easier it was so wonderful and you found that after the look good feel better cancer patient support program.
And you're being honored tonight as as a as a dream girl right.
Yes it I feel like I am honoring other women because really it's the women that went before me and it.
It did this -- went -- or where proud edit embraced it that's so important to look at feel better program allows women all across the country and even across the world.
-- -- of the -- this program and find normalcy in our lives -- we're dealing with cancer while working with an exit came out fine that normalcy with wits and turbans and make up the outlets exactly -- during this time last year our very own Fox News pentagon reporter Jennifer Griffin was honored at this event -- beat.
A stage four breast cancer.
And there she is right there and so I believe she will be there tonight.
What advice do you care.
To other women now -- you were so young totally unexpected that you would get cancer.
And liking -- because my background in women's health fitness anyways it suggests renewed my passion for for this topic can I tell women.
Early detection can and that save lives and go to -- landscape your screenings to know your body because there's not a screening aren't taxed for every single type of cancer center.
Know your body -- and best -- -- it.
By the way to picture of you with your son when you are -- yeah.
On -- -- really makes it vehicle yeah definitely will ever forget look at this beautiful shot -- least nobody will ever forget the wonderful job that you did.
As a -- the most decorated gymnast in the world Shannon Miller so great to see you have until I think He --
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