Category: Hope, Goals, Advocate, Mayo Clinic, Functional Movement Disorder, Breast Cancer Awareness

Fighting and My Journey of Self Discovery

At the time I began my fight against breast cancer, we were excited and relieved to have a plan of attack in place. We were ready to start fighting but honestly had no idea what we were in for, what lie ahead. It’s pretty amazing to reflect on my battle and to realize how incredibly strong the mind and body are, the unbelievable strength … Read More Fighting and My Journey of Self Discovery

The Beginnings of a New Battle

With little to no warning, our lives take a turn and we are on a completely new journey, a different fight. Driving up to Rochester, with the road ahead of us and the city, our lives, in the rear view mirror, all of a sudden we realize the normalcy of daily routines and everything that contributes to our happiness in the almost past year … Read More The Beginnings of a New Battle

The Next Phase

The next year and couple months later were some of the best times, coming out of a major illness and getting my life back. I was able to return to work, to a job I love and Meghan and I finished planning and had our dream wedding, where I was not only able to walk down the aisle, but dance and celebrate each and … Read More The Next Phase

My Life, My Warrior Strength

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson First, a little bit about myself. My name is Jill McFate, I am thirty-nine years old, and my wife and I live in Chicago, Illinois, specifically, in a neighborhood known as the West Loop. While I grew up in Bettendorf, Iowa, Meghan was … Read More My Life, My Warrior Strength


Embracing Your Warrior

“As a peaceful warrior, I would choose when, where and how I would behave.  With that commitment, I began to live the life of a warrior.” — Dan Millman My wife describes me as loving, having a huge heart, feisty and having a child-like innocence in the way I experience happiness and excitement in the little things every single day. Meghan sees and understands … Read More Embracing Your Warrior