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  • Thank you to those of you who have come along side and joined us in Lacey’s journey. We are so grateful for your support. Whether it’s sharing Laceys story, messaging us, praying for her, contributing to her GoFundMe, holding thoughts in your heart of love, strength and a cure for Lacey, we are more than grateful.
As Lacey’s Mother, I experience pain for her pain and at times overwhelmed with a myriad of emotions. In this and although we are away from home, I feel such a presence of love and strength all around me... all around Lacey.  We feel your love and support. 
Starting with this life-saving surgery in Chicago, Lacey has a proactive, aggressive Medical Team, knowledgeable of this rare disease. Their goal is Lacey’s cure. There will be ongoing treatment at home in California and some requiring travel. She’ll receive Chemo and Immunotherapy, which may also include continued Surgeries, Ablations, and a living donor transplant, if that plan is needed. The goal is to find the treatment that not only stabilizes, but ultimately cures Lacey. 
While the finish line with this disease at times seems to evade us, Lacey weathers each storm with grace and grit. She makes every day “the best day ever”. In such Gratitude, 
The White-Funkhouser Family “It doesn’t get any easier, you just get stronger... That’s what a storm is all about. You may fall down and lose your spark, but when you rise up, rise up with the whole damn fire” Lacey 🔥💪🏼💛🌻
#GirlOnFire #LaceyStrong #TeamLaceyGrace #GraceAndGrit #RUSHUniversityMedicalCenter #RUSHChildrensHospital #RUSHLiverTransplantTeam #RUSHPediatricOncology #Chicago #AgouraHills #FibroFighter #FibrolamellarHepatocellularCarcinoma
  • Thank you to those of you who have come along side and joined us in Lacey’s journey. We are so grateful for your support. Whether it’s sharing Laceys story, messaging us, praying for her, contributing to her GoFundMe, holding thoughts in your heart of love, strength and a cure for Lacey, we are more than grateful.
    As Lacey’s Mother, I experience pain for her pain and at times overwhelmed with a myriad of emotions. In this and although we are away from home, I feel such a presence of love and strength all around me... all around Lacey. We feel your love and support.
    Starting with this life-saving surgery in Chicago, Lacey has a proactive, aggressive Medical Team, knowledgeable of this rare disease. Their goal is Lacey’s cure. There will be ongoing treatment at home in California and some requiring travel. She’ll receive Chemo and Immunotherapy, which may also include continued Surgeries, Ablations, and a living donor transplant, if that plan is needed. The goal is to find the treatment that not only stabilizes, but ultimately cures Lacey.
    While the finish line with this disease at times seems to evade us, Lacey weathers each storm with grace and grit. She makes every day “the best day ever”. In such Gratitude,
    The White-Funkhouser Family “It doesn’t get any easier, you just get stronger... That’s what a storm is all about. You may fall down and lose your spark, but when you rise up, rise up with the whole damn fire” Lacey 🔥💪🏼💛🌻
    #GirlOnFire #LaceyStrong #TeamLaceyGrace #GraceAndGrit #RUSHUniversityMedicalCenter #RUSHChildrensHospital #RUSHLiverTransplantTeam #RUSHPediatricOncology #Chicago #AgouraHills #FibroFighter #FibrolamellarHepatocellularCarcinoma
  • 492 29 23 October, 2018
  • UPDATE ON LACEY: 
1st Day new treatment protocol with an awesome team! She’s endured so much and some patches are very rough. Today, and although the challenges, she is very ready to start chemo here in Chicago. No visible cancer in her baseline imaging! 💪🏼🎊 Chemo again Monday, then home Wednesday, November 7th! 🏡 💛🌻🌞 #TeamLaceyGrace #GraceAndGrit #LaceyStrong #FU2C #FibroFighter
  • UPDATE ON LACEY:
    1st Day new treatment protocol with an awesome team! She’s endured so much and some patches are very rough. Today, and although the challenges, she is very ready to start chemo here in Chicago. No visible cancer in her baseline imaging! 💪🏼🎊 Chemo again Monday, then home Wednesday, November 7th! 🏡 💛🌻🌞 #TeamLaceyGrace #GraceAndGrit #LaceyStrong #FU2C #FibroFighter
  • 385 21 1 November, 2018
  • Okay so this is THE most absolute important post I will make. This angel is a friend of mine that I met when I first began competing. We have supported each other from the very beginning. You think you have it tough? Well this amazing aura of light beat cancer, came back and not only won but gracefully dominated the npc stage with her radiating personality and true passion for life. This is an understatement but I am simply honored and blessed to walk this same stage with this woman. I strive to be like you and have your same level of faith. Thank you for being a constant motivation for me when I get discouraged. You are the true definition of faith and a real Godly woman. It was amazing to finally meet you in person. I wish you the absolute best in your future endeavors and hopefully share some of them with you @lacey_pruitt @official_rxmuscle @huge285 @shelbystarnes100 #laceystrong#womensbodybualding#npcnationals2018#womenoffaith
  • Okay so this is THE most absolute important post I will make. This angel is a friend of mine that I met when I first began competing. We have supported each other from the very beginning. You think you have it tough? Well this amazing aura of light beat cancer, came back and not only won but gracefully dominated the npc stage with her radiating personality and true passion for life. This is an understatement but I am simply honored and blessed to walk this same stage with this woman. I strive to be like you and have your same level of faith. Thank you for being a constant motivation for me when I get discouraged. You are the true definition of faith and a real Godly woman. It was amazing to finally meet you in person. I wish you the absolute best in your future endeavors and hopefully share some of them with you @lacey_pruitt @official_rxmuscle @huge285 @shelbystarnes100 #laceystrong #womensbodybualding #npcnationals2018 #womenoffaith
  • 125 3 19 November, 2018
  • Update: 💓
I'm home and definitely tired from all the pain meds. This morning I found myself wide awake and ready to the gym. I'm so proud I pushed through and got in an important upper body workout done. 💪🏼
This morning I had to check into Nuclear Medicine to get mapping done in preparation to surgery. Tracers will help them to locate the first 2 lymph nodes for retrieval to further testing. 🙏🏻
While they explained to be the details to me on the procedure I began to get nervous and found my body actually trembling when she expressed she will be putting a needle into my already sensitive breast. Another moment where I clearly think Cancer is S H I T Y and my body has 
B E T R A Y E D me. I'm looking forward to a 
F U L L and H E A L T H Y  recovery. 💓
In the meantime I am learning that H E A L I N G isn't always P R E T T Y but something 
B E A U T I F U L is on the other of this refinement/process/journey. 💓
I ironically I wrote the words this morning before hitting the gym this morning. 😇
I think it's Brave: 😇
"I think it's B R A V E that you get up in morning 
Even if your soul is weary and your bones ache
For rest.
😇
I think it's B R A V E that you push away the waves of rolling in every day and you D E C I D E to fight. 😇
I know there will be days that you feel like giving up and I think it's B R A V E you N E V E R do!" 😇
It's not easy being poked, cut and prodded. I'm so thankful I'm on the other side of surgery. Please pray the results will be negative for this test and that no reaction from the chemo test. I still have a possibility I won't need chemo. That would be fantastic and save me a lot of discomfort ahead. 💓
Thank you Jessica Davis Ogilvie Tara King Cindy Roberts. I can't say it enough how truly special it is to have your strength, love, and support through this scary yet sacred journey. I love you so much. 💓🙏🏻💪🏼
#laceystrong
#warriorwomen
#beingbravedoesnotmeanitdosentscarethehelloutofme
#facingfearsheadon
#runintothefire
#Strong
#mygirls
#womenempoweringwomen
  • Update: 💓
    I'm home and definitely tired from all the pain meds. This morning I found myself wide awake and ready to the gym. I'm so proud I pushed through and got in an important upper body workout done. 💪🏼
    This morning I had to check into Nuclear Medicine to get mapping done in preparation to surgery. Tracers will help them to locate the first 2 lymph nodes for retrieval to further testing. 🙏🏻
    While they explained to be the details to me on the procedure I began to get nervous and found my body actually trembling when she expressed she will be putting a needle into my already sensitive breast. Another moment where I clearly think Cancer is S H I T Y and my body has
    B E T R A Y E D me. I'm looking forward to a
    F U L L and H E A L T H Y recovery. 💓
    In the meantime I am learning that H E A L I N G isn't always P R E T T Y but something
    B E A U T I F U L is on the other of this refinement/process/journey. 💓
    I ironically I wrote the words this morning before hitting the gym this morning. 😇
    I think it's Brave: 😇
    "I think it's B R A V E that you get up in morning
    Even if your soul is weary and your bones ache
    For rest.
    😇
    I think it's B R A V E that you push away the waves of rolling in every day and you D E C I D E to fight. 😇
    I know there will be days that you feel like giving up and I think it's B R A V E you N E V E R do!" 😇
    It's not easy being poked, cut and prodded. I'm so thankful I'm on the other side of surgery. Please pray the results will be negative for this test and that no reaction from the chemo test. I still have a possibility I won't need chemo. That would be fantastic and save me a lot of discomfort ahead. 💓
    Thank you Jessica Davis Ogilvie Tara King Cindy Roberts. I can't say it enough how truly special it is to have your strength, love, and support through this scary yet sacred journey. I love you so much. 💓🙏🏻💪🏼
    #laceystrong
    #warriorwomen
    #beingbravedoesnotmeanitdosentscarethehelloutofme
    #facingfearsheadon
    #runintothefire
    #Strong
    #mygirls
    #womenempoweringwomen
  • 589 1 2 April, 2019
  • What a wild ride the past month and a half has been! After one month in Chicago for Lacey’s surgery, procedures, Infusions, blood transfusion, then home to an evacuation due to wildfires. This coupled with sleepless nights, comforting Lacey through neuropathy, massaging her legs and arms to soothe her, showers to ease her pain during the night. So Grateful to be back in our home now, along with the right cocktail for her pain, adjustments in her treatment and a good medical team looking out for her both here and in Chicago. Lace is always a warrior and although Chemo is brutal, she always finds those windows; opportunities to share her radiant self. 💪🏼🌞💛 #LaceyGrace #LaceyStrong #FU2C #FibroFighter #RUSHPediatricOncology #RUSHLiverTeam #AgouraHills #CaliforniaPainMedicineCenter #FibrolamellarHepatocellularCarcinoma
  • What a wild ride the past month and a half has been! After one month in Chicago for Lacey’s surgery, procedures, Infusions, blood transfusion, then home to an evacuation due to wildfires. This coupled with sleepless nights, comforting Lacey through neuropathy, massaging her legs and arms to soothe her, showers to ease her pain during the night. So Grateful to be back in our home now, along with the right cocktail for her pain, adjustments in her treatment and a good medical team looking out for her both here and in Chicago. Lace is always a warrior and although Chemo is brutal, she always finds those windows; opportunities to share her radiant self. 💪🏼🌞💛 #LaceyGrace #LaceyStrong #FU2C #FibroFighter #RUSHPediatricOncology #RUSHLiverTeam #AgouraHills #CaliforniaPainMedicineCenter #FibrolamellarHepatocellularCarcinoma
  • 251 10 23 November, 2018

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  • Nothing happens over night! I'm a work in progress and nothing will stop me from where I am heading. Keep pushing, keep moving, always working, forever evolving, keeping this attitude in line with the 🎯 #fitnessmotivation #laceystrong #chestandtris @sweat #forward
  • Nothing happens over night! I'm a work in progress and nothing will stop me from where I am heading. Keep pushing, keep moving, always working, forever evolving, keeping this attitude in line with the 🎯 #fitnessmotivation #laceystrong #chestandtris @sweat #forward
  • 333 0 20 April, 2019
  • Real Talk Part 3: S C A R S
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Scars are survivor marks.
Sacrs are for the S T R O N G!
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Some people don't talk about them,
Some will tell you their stories.
Some will avoid the subject.
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Scars are not meant to H U R T you,
They are to S T R E N G T H E N you.
Scar tissue is S T R O N G E R than regular skin.
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my scars are all different...
some shallow, some deep...
all keep me from falling over,
the edge so steep.
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#laceystrong
#breastcancersurvivor
#beyoutiful
#Strength
#realtalk
#cancersucks #vulnerabilityisstrength
  • Real Talk Part 3: S C A R S
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    Scars are survivor marks.
    Sacrs are for the S T R O N G!
    *
    Some people don't talk about them,
    Some will tell you their stories.
    Some will avoid the subject.
    *
    Scars are not meant to H U R T you,
    They are to S T R E N G T H E N you.
    Scar tissue is S T R O N G E R than regular skin.
    *
    my scars are all different...
    some shallow, some deep...
    all keep me from falling over,
    the edge so steep.
    *
    #laceystrong
    #breastcancersurvivor
    #beyoutiful
    #Strength
    #realtalk
    #cancersucks #vulnerabilityisstrength
  • 613 18 11 April, 2019
  • Part 2: Working out 🏋 boost's your Fierce factor and gives you a smile you're proud of 💪🏼🙌🏻💓 #laceystrong #feelingfiercetoday
  • Part 2: Working out 🏋 boost's your Fierce factor and gives you a smile you're proud of 💪🏼🙌🏻💓 #laceystrong #feelingfiercetoday
  • 603 2 11 April, 2019
  • Real Talk Part 1:
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I can't express enough how thankful I am that I gave myself the gift of a healthy Fitness Lifestyle. I urge you to make fitness a part of your every day life. Here are my top 10 reasons I am loving my daily fitness routine.
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1. It can make you feel H A P P I E R
2. It is good for your Muscles and your Bones
3. It can increase your E N E R G Y levels
4. It can reduce your risk of chronic disease
5. It can help Skin Health
6. It can help your brain health and Memory
7. It can help with relaxation and sleep
8. It can reduce pain
9. It can help with weight loss
10. It can promote a better Sex life.
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Which of these are most important to you?
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#laceystrong #fitnessmotivation #pwrprogram #fitness #fitnessgirl #womenempoweringwomen #realtalk
  • Real Talk Part 1:
    *
    I can't express enough how thankful I am that I gave myself the gift of a healthy Fitness Lifestyle. I urge you to make fitness a part of your every day life. Here are my top 10 reasons I am loving my daily fitness routine.
    *
    1. It can make you feel H A P P I E R
    2. It is good for your Muscles and your Bones
    3. It can increase your E N E R G Y levels
    4. It can reduce your risk of chronic disease
    5. It can help Skin Health
    6. It can help your brain health and Memory
    7. It can help with relaxation and sleep
    8. It can reduce pain
    9. It can help with weight loss
    10. It can promote a better Sex life.
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    Which of these are most important to you?
    *
    #laceystrong #fitnessmotivation #pwrprogram #fitness #fitnessgirl #womenempoweringwomen #realtalk
  • 539 1 11 April, 2019
  • Part 2: 100/365
Today I Write: 
One year ago I was faced with learning to walk again, today I am learning to fly. I rememer being so scared of my new reality (at the time) Surgery, will I be able to cover the bills? Who will drive my kids to school? How will this single parent household do it with one leg? Will I be able to workout? So many questions flooded my head and heart. One year ago I was faced with learning to walk again, today I am learning to fly. Today, I am so completely strong. I haven't talked or posted about my ACL in 7 or 8 months, why? Because I got to work on my healing and recovery that I felt 100% in roughly 4 months... so much so that I actually forgot about it. 
What a fantastic year it has been! Yes, not only did I feel so much love and support, but I did this! I became me in my fullest potential, like a bossbabe! I overcame a truly difficult obstacle and I can 💯 say I did it with all my best everyday! I have thoroughly enjoyed every step of the way! "Success I S determined by how you handle setbacks!" It's so important to celebrate the W I N's in life. I'm so proud I am the woman I've become and continuing to be.  #setbacksandcomebacks #springbreak2018 #ACL😞 @ Whistler, 🇨🇦 #laceystrong #realstrengthcomesfromstruggles #fitnessmotivation #oneyearpostACLtear #proudmoment #realtalk #shitisntgoingtobeeasybutbesuretofindthejoyinit #findjoyinthejourney #beyoutiful
  • Part 2: 100/365
    Today I Write:
    One year ago I was faced with learning to walk again, today I am learning to fly. I rememer being so scared of my new reality (at the time) Surgery, will I be able to cover the bills? Who will drive my kids to school? How will this single parent household do it with one leg? Will I be able to workout? So many questions flooded my head and heart. One year ago I was faced with learning to walk again, today I am learning to fly. Today, I am so completely strong. I haven't talked or posted about my ACL in 7 or 8 months, why? Because I got to work on my healing and recovery that I felt 100% in roughly 4 months... so much so that I actually forgot about it.
    What a fantastic year it has been! Yes, not only did I feel so much love and support, but I did this! I became me in my fullest potential, like a bossbabe! I overcame a truly difficult obstacle and I can 💯 say I did it with all my best everyday! I have thoroughly enjoyed every step of the way! "Success I S determined by how you handle setbacks!" It's so important to celebrate the W I N's in life. I'm so proud I am the woman I've become and continuing to be. #setbacksandcomebacks #springbreak2018 #ACL 😞 @ Whistler, 🇨🇦 #laceystrong #realstrengthcomesfromstruggles #fitnessmotivation #oneyearpostACLtear #proudmoment #realtalk #shitisntgoingtobeeasybutbesuretofindthejoyinit #findjoyinthejourney #beyoutiful
  • 575 1 11 April, 2019
  • Update: 💓
I'm home and definitely tired from all the pain meds. This morning I found myself wide awake and ready to the gym. I'm so proud I pushed through and got in an important upper body workout done. 💪🏼
This morning I had to check into Nuclear Medicine to get mapping done in preparation to surgery. Tracers will help them to locate the first 2 lymph nodes for retrieval to further testing. 🙏🏻
While they explained to be the details to me on the procedure I began to get nervous and found my body actually trembling when she expressed she will be putting a needle into my already sensitive breast. Another moment where I clearly think Cancer is S H I T Y and my body has 
B E T R A Y E D me. I'm looking forward to a 
F U L L and H E A L T H Y  recovery. 💓
In the meantime I am learning that H E A L I N G isn't always P R E T T Y but something 
B E A U T I F U L is on the other of this refinement/process/journey. 💓
I ironically I wrote the words this morning before hitting the gym this morning. 😇
I think it's Brave: 😇
"I think it's B R A V E that you get up in morning 
Even if your soul is weary and your bones ache
For rest.
😇
I think it's B R A V E that you push away the waves of rolling in every day and you D E C I D E to fight. 😇
I know there will be days that you feel like giving up and I think it's B R A V E you N E V E R do!" 😇
It's not easy being poked, cut and prodded. I'm so thankful I'm on the other side of surgery. Please pray the results will be negative for this test and that no reaction from the chemo test. I still have a possibility I won't need chemo. That would be fantastic and save me a lot of discomfort ahead. 💓
Thank you Jessica Davis Ogilvie Tara King Cindy Roberts. I can't say it enough how truly special it is to have your strength, love, and support through this scary yet sacred journey. I love you so much. 💓🙏🏻💪🏼
#laceystrong
#warriorwomen
#beingbravedoesnotmeanitdosentscarethehelloutofme
#facingfearsheadon
#runintothefire
#Strong
#mygirls
#womenempoweringwomen
  • Update: 💓
    I'm home and definitely tired from all the pain meds. This morning I found myself wide awake and ready to the gym. I'm so proud I pushed through and got in an important upper body workout done. 💪🏼
    This morning I had to check into Nuclear Medicine to get mapping done in preparation to surgery. Tracers will help them to locate the first 2 lymph nodes for retrieval to further testing. 🙏🏻
    While they explained to be the details to me on the procedure I began to get nervous and found my body actually trembling when she expressed she will be putting a needle into my already sensitive breast. Another moment where I clearly think Cancer is S H I T Y and my body has
    B E T R A Y E D me. I'm looking forward to a
    F U L L and H E A L T H Y recovery. 💓
    In the meantime I am learning that H E A L I N G isn't always P R E T T Y but something
    B E A U T I F U L is on the other of this refinement/process/journey. 💓
    I ironically I wrote the words this morning before hitting the gym this morning. 😇
    I think it's Brave: 😇
    "I think it's B R A V E that you get up in morning
    Even if your soul is weary and your bones ache
    For rest.
    😇
    I think it's B R A V E that you push away the waves of rolling in every day and you D E C I D E to fight. 😇
    I know there will be days that you feel like giving up and I think it's B R A V E you N E V E R do!" 😇
    It's not easy being poked, cut and prodded. I'm so thankful I'm on the other side of surgery. Please pray the results will be negative for this test and that no reaction from the chemo test. I still have a possibility I won't need chemo. That would be fantastic and save me a lot of discomfort ahead. 💓
    Thank you Jessica Davis Ogilvie Tara King Cindy Roberts. I can't say it enough how truly special it is to have your strength, love, and support through this scary yet sacred journey. I love you so much. 💓🙏🏻💪🏼
    #laceystrong
    #warriorwomen
    #beingbravedoesnotmeanitdosentscarethehelloutofme
    #facingfearsheadon
    #runintothefire
    #Strong
    #mygirls
    #womenempoweringwomen
  • 589 1 2 April, 2019
  • Update: 💓
I'm home and definitely tired from all the pain meds. This morning I found myself wide awake and ready to the gym. I'm so proud I pushed through and got in an important upper body workout done. 💪🏼
This morning I had to check into Nuclear Medicine to get mapping done in preparation to surgery. Tracers will help them to locate the first 2 lymph nodes for retrieval to further testing. 🙏🏻
While they explained to be the details to me on the procedure I began to get nervous and found my body actually trembling when she expressed she will be putting a needle into my already sensitive breast. Another moment where I clearly think Cancer is S H I T Y and my body has 
B E T R A Y E D me. I'm looking forward to a 
F U L L and H E A L T H Y  recovery. 💓
In the meantime I am learning that H E A L I N G isn't always P R E T T Y but something 
B E A U T I F U L is on the other of this refinement/process/journey. 💓
I ironically I wrote the words this morning before hitting the gym this morning. 😇
I think it's Brave: 😇
"I think it's B R A V E that you get up in morning 
Even if your soul is weary and your bones ache
For rest.
😇
I think it's B R A V E that you push away the waves of rolling in every day and you D E C I D E to fight. 😇
I know there will be days that you feel like giving up and I think it's B R A V E you N E V E R do!" 😇
It's not easy being poked, cut and prodded. I'm so thankful I'm on the other side of surgery. Please pray the results will be negative for this test and that no reaction from the chemo test. I still have a possibility I won't need chemo. That would be fantastic and save me a lot of discomfort ahead. 💓
Thank you Jessica Davis Ogilvie Tara King Cindy Roberts. I can't say it enough how truly special it is to have your strength, love, and support through this scary yet sacred journey. I love you so much. 💓🙏🏻💪🏼
#laceystrong
#warriorwomen
#beingbravedoesnotmeanitdosentscarethehelloutofme
#facingfearsheadon
#runintothefire
#Strong
#mygirls
#womenempoweringwomen
  • Update: 💓
    I'm home and definitely tired from all the pain meds. This morning I found myself wide awake and ready to the gym. I'm so proud I pushed through and got in an important upper body workout done. 💪🏼
    This morning I had to check into Nuclear Medicine to get mapping done in preparation to surgery. Tracers will help them to locate the first 2 lymph nodes for retrieval to further testing. 🙏🏻
    While they explained to be the details to me on the procedure I began to get nervous and found my body actually trembling when she expressed she will be putting a needle into my already sensitive breast. Another moment where I clearly think Cancer is S H I T Y and my body has
    B E T R A Y E D me. I'm looking forward to a
    F U L L and H E A L T H Y recovery. 💓
    In the meantime I am learning that H E A L I N G isn't always P R E T T Y but something
    B E A U T I F U L is on the other of this refinement/process/journey. 💓
    I ironically I wrote the words this morning before hitting the gym this morning. 😇
    I think it's Brave: 😇
    "I think it's B R A V E that you get up in morning
    Even if your soul is weary and your bones ache
    For rest.
    😇
    I think it's B R A V E that you push away the waves of rolling in every day and you D E C I D E to fight. 😇
    I know there will be days that you feel like giving up and I think it's B R A V E you N E V E R do!" 😇
    It's not easy being poked, cut and prodded. I'm so thankful I'm on the other side of surgery. Please pray the results will be negative for this test and that no reaction from the chemo test. I still have a possibility I won't need chemo. That would be fantastic and save me a lot of discomfort ahead. 💓
    Thank you Jessica Davis Ogilvie Tara King Cindy Roberts. I can't say it enough how truly special it is to have your strength, love, and support through this scary yet sacred journey. I love you so much. 💓🙏🏻💪🏼
    #laceystrong
    #warriorwomen
    #beingbravedoesnotmeanitdosentscarethehelloutofme
    #facingfearsheadon
    #runintothefire
    #Strong
    #mygirls
    #womenempoweringwomen
  • 636 17 2 April, 2019
  • Update: 💓
I'm home and definitely tired from all the pain meds. This morning I found myself wide awake and ready to the gym. I'm so proud I pushed through and got in an important upper body workout done. 💪🏼
This morning I had to check into Nuclear Medicine to get mapping done in preparation to surgery. Tracers will help them to locate the first 2 lymph nodes for retrieval to further testing. 🙏🏻
While they explained to be the details to me on the procedure I began to get nervous and found my body actually trembling when she expressed she will be putting a needle into my already sensitive breast. Another moment where I clearly think Cancer is S H I T Y and my body has 
B E T R A Y E D me. I'm looking forward to a 
F U L L and H E A L T H Y  recovery. 💓
In the meantime I am learning that H E A L I N G isn't always P R E T T Y but something 
B E A U T I F U L is on the other of this refinement/process/journey. 💓
I ironically I wrote the words this morning before hitting the gym this morning. 😇
I think it's Brave: 😇
"I think it's B R A V E that you get up in morning 
Even if your soul is weary and your bones ache
For rest.
😇
I think it's B R A V E that you push away the waves of rolling in every day and you D E C I D E to fight. 😇
I know there will be days that you feel like giving up and I think it's B R A V E you N E V E R do!" 😇
It's not easy being poked, cut and prodded. I'm so thankful I'm on the other side of surgery. Please pray the results will be negative for this test and that no reaction from the chemo test. I still have a possibility I won't need chemo. That would be fantastic and save me a lot of discomfort ahead. 💓
Thank you Jessica Davis Ogilvie Tara King Cindy Roberts. I can't say it enough how truly special it is to have your strength, love, and support through this scary yet sacred journey. I love you so much. 💓🙏🏻💪🏼
#laceystrong
#warriorwomen
#beingbravedoesnotmeanitdosentscarethehelloutofme
#facingfearsheadon
#runintothefire
#Strong
#mygirls
#womenempowerinwomen
  • Update: 💓
    I'm home and definitely tired from all the pain meds. This morning I found myself wide awake and ready to the gym. I'm so proud I pushed through and got in an important upper body workout done. 💪🏼
    This morning I had to check into Nuclear Medicine to get mapping done in preparation to surgery. Tracers will help them to locate the first 2 lymph nodes for retrieval to further testing. 🙏🏻
    While they explained to be the details to me on the procedure I began to get nervous and found my body actually trembling when she expressed she will be putting a needle into my already sensitive breast. Another moment where I clearly think Cancer is S H I T Y and my body has
    B E T R A Y E D me. I'm looking forward to a
    F U L L and H E A L T H Y recovery. 💓
    In the meantime I am learning that H E A L I N G isn't always P R E T T Y but something
    B E A U T I F U L is on the other of this refinement/process/journey. 💓
    I ironically I wrote the words this morning before hitting the gym this morning. 😇
    I think it's Brave: 😇
    "I think it's B R A V E that you get up in morning
    Even if your soul is weary and your bones ache
    For rest.
    😇
    I think it's B R A V E that you push away the waves of rolling in every day and you D E C I D E to fight. 😇
    I know there will be days that you feel like giving up and I think it's B R A V E you N E V E R do!" 😇
    It's not easy being poked, cut and prodded. I'm so thankful I'm on the other side of surgery. Please pray the results will be negative for this test and that no reaction from the chemo test. I still have a possibility I won't need chemo. That would be fantastic and save me a lot of discomfort ahead. 💓
    Thank you Jessica Davis Ogilvie Tara King Cindy Roberts. I can't say it enough how truly special it is to have your strength, love, and support through this scary yet sacred journey. I love you so much. 💓🙏🏻💪🏼
    #laceystrong
    #warriorwomen
    #beingbravedoesnotmeanitdosentscarethehelloutofme
    #facingfearsheadon
    #runintothefire
    #Strong
    #mygirls
    #womenempowerinwomen
  • 587 1 2 April, 2019
  • I had a great show yesterday with Lacey where we talked about her modeling career, social media, as well as her recent diagnosis with breast cancer. She is one of the strongest women I have met, and her story will be so powerful to many! A must listen if you’re facing real adversity in your life. This will be uploaded by tuesday #laceystrong #seattlefitness #seattlepodcast
  • I had a great show yesterday with Lacey where we talked about her modeling career, social media, as well as her recent diagnosis with breast cancer. She is one of the strongest women I have met, and her story will be so powerful to many! A must listen if you’re facing real adversity in your life. This will be uploaded by tuesday #laceystrong #seattlefitness #seattlepodcast
  • 100 7 25 March, 2019
  • Post Op Day 9 Update: 
Today was a really hard day and I was so grateful to get these beautiful flowers. It means a lot when the people you care about show you that they care too. Thank you! 
I dread this update so I will talk about the good news first. 
Yay all is well with my new boobies! The doctor is pleased with the healing. I still have stitches but other than that they look as time was erased. I'm feeling more normal in my new form and I have had no pain since last Thursday. I am truly grateful that I didn't have to go the route of a mastectomy and still remain 💯 natural. (Okay super weird to say all this 🤷🏻‍♀️🤣). The best part is they did get all clean margins so there is no more cutting them. 
Originally my cancer was found to be contained aka DCIS. However, after testing it they discovered that I actually had invasive cancer (in the tissue) so things have changed. 
What has changed:

1. Another surgery is scheduled to test my lymph nodes to confirm that the cancer has not spread. 
2. My drug treatment will be changed. This part makes me really sad and I can hardly bring myself to say it. I'm not ready. 
Cancer is some Bullshit! 
I know I'm always the one motivating myself and others. I love to inspire, I was created to. But this doesn't mean I don't have hard days. Today I sat with it, I cried then I sat silent. You have to face it head on so you can move forward. Don't dwell but acknowledge it is going to be difficult and move forward with a new strength! 
I decided to rise! Get up, go to the gym and dust my feet off! 
Please keep me in your prayers

#laceystrong
  • Post Op Day 9 Update:
    Today was a really hard day and I was so grateful to get these beautiful flowers. It means a lot when the people you care about show you that they care too. Thank you!
    I dread this update so I will talk about the good news first.
    Yay all is well with my new boobies! The doctor is pleased with the healing. I still have stitches but other than that they look as time was erased. I'm feeling more normal in my new form and I have had no pain since last Thursday. I am truly grateful that I didn't have to go the route of a mastectomy and still remain 💯 natural. (Okay super weird to say all this 🤷🏻‍♀️🤣). The best part is they did get all clean margins so there is no more cutting them.
    Originally my cancer was found to be contained aka DCIS. However, after testing it they discovered that I actually had invasive cancer (in the tissue) so things have changed.
    What has changed:

    1. Another surgery is scheduled to test my lymph nodes to confirm that the cancer has not spread.
    2. My drug treatment will be changed. This part makes me really sad and I can hardly bring myself to say it. I'm not ready.
    Cancer is some Bullshit!
    I know I'm always the one motivating myself and others. I love to inspire, I was created to. But this doesn't mean I don't have hard days. Today I sat with it, I cried then I sat silent. You have to face it head on so you can move forward. Don't dwell but acknowledge it is going to be difficult and move forward with a new strength!
    I decided to rise! Get up, go to the gym and dust my feet off!
    Please keep me in your prayers

    #laceystrong
  • 74 27 15 March, 2019
  • Day 72/365 You can choose the view. **
Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt said it best, " You must do the things you cannot do."
**
Is there anything that you are currently facing that you thought was too much, too heavy, not possible to overcome or even get through?
**
In life we have two hands, in one hand we hold our difficulties and struggles. In the other, we hold our Joy and peace of mind. What we give most focus to will determine what will grow. Life is not always fair or can be controlled but the lens which we see it through comes from which hand you are focused on.
**
I choose my hand of joy
I choose to see the tiny seed of hope
I choose to see love in my life and
the love I produce through my life.
I choose to set down my burdens too heavy to carry
and replace it with the peace that all is and will be well.
I choose to thankful for this day I am living.
I choose to inspire you to do the same.
**
#laceystrong
  • Day 72/365 You can choose the view. **
    Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt said it best, " You must do the things you cannot do."
    **
    Is there anything that you are currently facing that you thought was too much, too heavy, not possible to overcome or even get through?
    **
    In life we have two hands, in one hand we hold our difficulties and struggles. In the other, we hold our Joy and peace of mind. What we give most focus to will determine what will grow. Life is not always fair or can be controlled but the lens which we see it through comes from which hand you are focused on.
    **
    I choose my hand of joy
    I choose to see the tiny seed of hope
    I choose to see love in my life and
    the love I produce through my life.
    I choose to set down my burdens too heavy to carry
    and replace it with the peace that all is and will be well.
    I choose to thankful for this day I am living.
    I choose to inspire you to do the same.
    **
    #laceystrong
  • 48 3 14 March, 2019
  • March Forward: Day 60/365 
Sometimes life knocks you on your ass... get up, get up, get up!!! Happiness is not the absence of problems, it's the ability to deal with them. 
The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot M A R C H  forward. -Steve Maraboli 
1. You must let the pain visit.
2. You must allow it teach you
3. You must not allow it overstay. 
#marchforward
#grace
#Laceystrong
#countdowntoCancerfree
  • March Forward: Day 60/365
    Sometimes life knocks you on your ass... get up, get up, get up!!! Happiness is not the absence of problems, it's the ability to deal with them.
    The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot M A R C H forward. -Steve Maraboli
    1. You must let the pain visit.
    2. You must allow it teach you
    3. You must not allow it overstay.
    #marchforward
    #grace
    #Laceystrong
    #countdowntoCancerfree
  • 65 6 1 March, 2019
  • Randall & Lacey Tutterow😍Big shout out to Lacey who’s lost 82+lbs. Training like a Beast👊🏼 Last time I posted she lost 60+lbs. #motivation #laceystrong #mbbproud♥️
  • Randall & Lacey Tutterow😍Big shout out to Lacey who’s lost 82+lbs. Training like a Beast👊🏼 Last time I posted she lost 60+lbs. #motivation #laceystrong #mbbproud ♥️
  • 52 2 25 February, 2019
  • UPDATE ON LACE: Delayed on posting because sometimes it’s simply too much. It’s often a roller coaster of great news, stable news and at times painful news. Still, Lacey’s bright spirit and resilience in the face of some of the worst pain and sickness in her life...Warrior Strong. 💪🏼💛 Recent Imaging shows some disease progression in and around the abdominal wall. The Good news is that its grown at a much slower rate than before her Debulking surgery in October. This could mean the current treatment is working. Also, With FHCC, there is an over-expression of B12.  A year ago, we started pushing for consistent labs that included more quantitive results than the “>4000” B12 levels. Since July, we’ve been able to monitor Lacey’s B12 levels more consistently and these results look like a trend with tumor growth. If a trend, then the B12 levels that show an increase recently, followed by a recent decrease, may also mean treatment is working. Lacey has chosen to continue the current treatment regimen of Gemox/Avastine with imaging again on January 9th. She has an awesome medical team and a few additional experts monitoring her journey. We have Plan B in place here at UCLA (w/the guidance of RUSH Peds Onc), while continuing to search for her cure. January 7th, we’re off to San Francisco (consult for an upcoming trial). Tumor samples from the last surgery sent to Living Donor Transplant Surgeon in Pittsburg, City of Hope and Cornell University. We are ready if needed, to head back to Chicago with the commitment from her team at RUSH University for surgery “Tell Lacey to keep her head up! We will keep fighting!” “We are going for cure!” YOU GOT THIS LACE AND WE GOT YOU!!! 💪🏼💛 #FU2C #LaceyStrong #WarriorStrong #LaceyGrace #FibroFighters #FibroFoundation #AgouraHills #UCLAPediatricOncology
#RUSHMedicalCenterPediatricOncology
  • UPDATE ON LACE: Delayed on posting because sometimes it’s simply too much. It’s often a roller coaster of great news, stable news and at times painful news. Still, Lacey’s bright spirit and resilience in the face of some of the worst pain and sickness in her life...Warrior Strong. 💪🏼💛 Recent Imaging shows some disease progression in and around the abdominal wall. The Good news is that its grown at a much slower rate than before her Debulking surgery in October. This could mean the current treatment is working. Also, With FHCC, there is an over-expression of B12. A year ago, we started pushing for consistent labs that included more quantitive results than the “>4000” B12 levels. Since July, we’ve been able to monitor Lacey’s B12 levels more consistently and these results look like a trend with tumor growth. If a trend, then the B12 levels that show an increase recently, followed by a recent decrease, may also mean treatment is working. Lacey has chosen to continue the current treatment regimen of Gemox/Avastine with imaging again on January 9th. She has an awesome medical team and a few additional experts monitoring her journey. We have Plan B in place here at UCLA (w/the guidance of RUSH Peds Onc), while continuing to search for her cure. January 7th, we’re off to San Francisco (consult for an upcoming trial). Tumor samples from the last surgery sent to Living Donor Transplant Surgeon in Pittsburg, City of Hope and Cornell University. We are ready if needed, to head back to Chicago with the commitment from her team at RUSH University for surgery “Tell Lacey to keep her head up! We will keep fighting!” “We are going for cure!” YOU GOT THIS LACE AND WE GOT YOU!!! 💪🏼💛 #FU2C #LaceyStrong #WarriorStrong #LaceyGrace #FibroFighters #FibroFoundation #AgouraHills #UCLAPediatricOncology
    #RUSHMedicalCenterPediatricOncology
  • 199 17 3 January, 2019
  • New Year
New Me 
New Goals
New Challenges
New Growth 💓
Dear Lacey
💓
You did it girl, more than you could've imagined. More than you thought capable. When you're down, look up. When you're discouraged, scroll through your feed and remember, 2018 was the year you unlocked the box for your success. Walking into 2019 strong, ready, and ever so proud! 💓
#motivated
#loved
#accomplished
#betterthanever
#laceyStrong
#fuckyoucancerimcomingforyou
  • New Year
    New Me
    New Goals
    New Challenges
    New Growth 💓
    Dear Lacey
    💓
    You did it girl, more than you could've imagined. More than you thought capable. When you're down, look up. When you're discouraged, scroll through your feed and remember, 2018 was the year you unlocked the box for your success. Walking into 2019 strong, ready, and ever so proud! 💓
    #motivated
    #loved
    #accomplished
    #betterthanever
    #laceyStrong
    #fuckyoucancerimcomingforyou
  • 557 2 1 January, 2019
  • New Year
New Me 
New Goals
New Challenges
New Growth 💓
Dear Lacey
💓
You did it girl, more than you could've imagined. More than you thought capable. When you're down, look up. When you're discouraged, scroll through your feed and remember, 2018 was the year you unlocked the box for your success. Walking into 2019 strong, ready, and ever so proud! 💓
#motivated
#loved
#accomplished
#betterthanever
#laceyStrong
#fuckyoucancerimcomingforyou
  • New Year
    New Me
    New Goals
    New Challenges
    New Growth 💓
    Dear Lacey
    💓
    You did it girl, more than you could've imagined. More than you thought capable. When you're down, look up. When you're discouraged, scroll through your feed and remember, 2018 was the year you unlocked the box for your success. Walking into 2019 strong, ready, and ever so proud! 💓
    #motivated
    #loved
    #accomplished
    #betterthanever
    #laceyStrong
    #fuckyoucancerimcomingforyou
  • 570 6 1 January, 2019
  • New Year
New Me 
New Goals
New Challenges
New Growth 💓
Dear Lacey
💓
You did it girl, more than you could've imagined. More than you thought capable. When you're down, look up. When you're discouraged, scroll through your feed and remember, 2018 was the year you unlocked the box for your success. Walking into 2019 strong, ready, and ever so proud! 💓
#motivated
#loved
#accomplished
#betterthanever
#laceyStrong
#fuckyoucancerimcomingforyou
  • New Year
    New Me
    New Goals
    New Challenges
    New Growth 💓
    Dear Lacey
    💓
    You did it girl, more than you could've imagined. More than you thought capable. When you're down, look up. When you're discouraged, scroll through your feed and remember, 2018 was the year you unlocked the box for your success. Walking into 2019 strong, ready, and ever so proud! 💓
    #motivated
    #loved
    #accomplished
    #betterthanever
    #laceyStrong
    #fuckyoucancerimcomingforyou
  • 593 3 1 January, 2019
  • Update on Lace: 
Lacey decided to move back home to have the family support she needs for her medical care.  She’s registered locally at Moorpark College, and will return to work in February. Lace is three weeks into her chemo regimen (GemOx/Avastine, a 6 hour Infusion every 2 weeks). Some days/and especially nights are very rough due to side effects. We do what needs to be done for her to comfortably get through those nights. When she’s feeling good , she’s having fun being a normal 18 year old sunshine self. She’s in a good proactive space with the medical team on board between RUSH, Chicago UCLA and City of Hope, coupled with Lacey’s Warrior Spirit! New Imaging is scheduled December 12th. 💛💪🏼 🌻 #LaceyStrong
#FU2C #LaceyGrace #GraceAndGrit
#RUSHPediatricOncology  #CityOfHope #CaliforniaPainManagement
#FibroFighters #FibrolamellarHepatocellularCarcinoma
  • Update on Lace:
    Lacey decided to move back home to have the family support she needs for her medical care. She’s registered locally at Moorpark College, and will return to work in February. Lace is three weeks into her chemo regimen (GemOx/Avastine, a 6 hour Infusion every 2 weeks). Some days/and especially nights are very rough due to side effects. We do what needs to be done for her to comfortably get through those nights. When she’s feeling good , she’s having fun being a normal 18 year old sunshine self. She’s in a good proactive space with the medical team on board between RUSH, Chicago UCLA and City of Hope, coupled with Lacey’s Warrior Spirit! New Imaging is scheduled December 12th. 💛💪🏼 🌻 #LaceyStrong
    #FU2C #LaceyGrace #GraceAndGrit
    #RUSHPediatricOncology #CityOfHope #CaliforniaPainManagement
    #FibroFighters #FibrolamellarHepatocellularCarcinoma
  • 262 19 4 December, 2018
  • Day: 329/365
💓 "You've done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination."
💓 -Ralph Marston 💓
Yesterday I found out that today begins a new fight, a new journey that I must walk. I have overcome so much thus far... this new journey brings me a fight against breast cancer. My Mom is a two year survivor who has showed me that strength comes from within. I began this year with a self promise I would show up each day grateful, strong and open about my journey whatever that may bring. I would come to face an ACL tear and reconstruction. I would well exceed my expectations of what recovery would look like. Strong 💪🏼 with a fantastic attitude no matter how difficult it would be. I'm proud of how far I've come and beyond grateful of the years accomplishments. 💓
Although I don't know yet what's to come with this journey ahead, I do know I will tackle this with grace, love, and come out an even better woman then before this began. I will love deeper and grow stronger in my mind, body and spirit. 💓
Thank you to all who have supported my journey. Thank you for your continued support, love, and prayers. Know this... I am the strongest woman I've known and I do know, this journey will be a beautiful one. 💓
#laceystrong #fitnessforlife #fitgirlsrule #fuckcancer  #firstloveyourself #flygirl
  • Day: 329/365
    💓 "You've done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination."
    💓 -Ralph Marston 💓
    Yesterday I found out that today begins a new fight, a new journey that I must walk. I have overcome so much thus far... this new journey brings me a fight against breast cancer. My Mom is a two year survivor who has showed me that strength comes from within. I began this year with a self promise I would show up each day grateful, strong and open about my journey whatever that may bring. I would come to face an ACL tear and reconstruction. I would well exceed my expectations of what recovery would look like. Strong 💪🏼 with a fantastic attitude no matter how difficult it would be. I'm proud of how far I've come and beyond grateful of the years accomplishments. 💓
    Although I don't know yet what's to come with this journey ahead, I do know I will tackle this with grace, love, and come out an even better woman then before this began. I will love deeper and grow stronger in my mind, body and spirit. 💓
    Thank you to all who have supported my journey. Thank you for your continued support, love, and prayers. Know this... I am the strongest woman I've known and I do know, this journey will be a beautiful one. 💓
    #laceystrong #fitnessforlife #fitgirlsrule #fuckcancer #firstloveyourself #flygirl
  • 97 30 27 November, 2018
  • Day: 329/365
💓 "You've done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination."
💓 -Ralph Marston 💓
Yesterday I found out that today begins a new fight, a new journey that I must walk. I have overcome so much thus far... this new journey brings me a fight against breast cancer. My Mom is a two year survivor who has showed me that strength comes from within. I began this year with a self promise I would show up each day grateful, strong and open about my journey whatever that may bring. I would come to face an ACL tear and reconstruction. I would well exceed my expectations of what recovery would look like. Strong 💪🏼 with a fantastic attitude no matter how difficult it would be. I'm proud of how far I've come and beyond grateful of the years accomplishments. 💓
Although I don't know yet what's to come with this journey ahead, I do know I will tackle this with grace, love, and come out an even better woman then before this began. I will love deeper and grow stronger in my mind, body and spirit. 💓
Thank you to all who have supported my journey. Thank you for your continued support, love, and prayers. Know this... I am the strongest woman I've known and I do know, this journey will be a beautiful one. 💓
#laceystrong #fitnessforlife #fitgirlsrule #fuckcancer  #firstloveyourself #flygirl
  • Day: 329/365
    💓 "You've done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination."
    💓 -Ralph Marston 💓
    Yesterday I found out that today begins a new fight, a new journey that I must walk. I have overcome so much thus far... this new journey brings me a fight against breast cancer. My Mom is a two year survivor who has showed me that strength comes from within. I began this year with a self promise I would show up each day grateful, strong and open about my journey whatever that may bring. I would come to face an ACL tear and reconstruction. I would well exceed my expectations of what recovery would look like. Strong 💪🏼 with a fantastic attitude no matter how difficult it would be. I'm proud of how far I've come and beyond grateful of the years accomplishments. 💓
    Although I don't know yet what's to come with this journey ahead, I do know I will tackle this with grace, love, and come out an even better woman then before this began. I will love deeper and grow stronger in my mind, body and spirit. 💓
    Thank you to all who have supported my journey. Thank you for your continued support, love, and prayers. Know this... I am the strongest woman I've known and I do know, this journey will be a beautiful one. 💓
    #laceystrong #fitnessforlife #fitgirlsrule #fuckcancer #firstloveyourself #flygirl
  • 112 11 27 November, 2018
  • Day: 329/365
💓 "You've done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination."
💓 -Ralph Marston 💓
Yesterday I found out that today begins a new fight, a new journey that I must walk. I have overcome so much thus far... this new journey brings me a fight against breast cancer. My Mom is a two year survivor who has showed me that strength comes from within. I began this year with a self promise I would show up each day grateful, strong and open about my journey whatever that may bring. I would come to face an ACL tear and reconstruction. I would well exceed my expectations of what recovery would look like. Strong 💪🏼 with a fantastic attitude no matter how difficult it would be. I'm proud of how far I've come and beyond grateful of the years accomplishments. 💓
Although I don't know yet what's to come with this journey ahead, I do know I will tackle this with grace, love, and come out an even better woman then before this began. I will love deeper and grow stronger in my mind, body and spirit. 💓
Thank you to all who have supported my journey. Thank you for your continued support, love, and prayers. Know this... I am the strongest woman I've known and I do know, this journey will be a beautiful one. 💓
#laceystrong #fitnessforlife #fitgirlsrule #fuckcancer  #firstloveyourself #flygirl
  • Day: 329/365
    💓 "You've done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination."
    💓 -Ralph Marston 💓
    Yesterday I found out that today begins a new fight, a new journey that I must walk. I have overcome so much thus far... this new journey brings me a fight against breast cancer. My Mom is a two year survivor who has showed me that strength comes from within. I began this year with a self promise I would show up each day grateful, strong and open about my journey whatever that may bring. I would come to face an ACL tear and reconstruction. I would well exceed my expectations of what recovery would look like. Strong 💪🏼 with a fantastic attitude no matter how difficult it would be. I'm proud of how far I've come and beyond grateful of the years accomplishments. 💓
    Although I don't know yet what's to come with this journey ahead, I do know I will tackle this with grace, love, and come out an even better woman then before this began. I will love deeper and grow stronger in my mind, body and spirit. 💓
    Thank you to all who have supported my journey. Thank you for your continued support, love, and prayers. Know this... I am the strongest woman I've known and I do know, this journey will be a beautiful one. 💓
    #laceystrong #fitnessforlife #fitgirlsrule #fuckcancer #firstloveyourself #flygirl
  • 34 0 27 November, 2018
  • What a wild ride the past month and a half has been! After one month in Chicago for Lacey’s surgery, procedures, Infusions, blood transfusion, then home to an evacuation due to wildfires. This coupled with sleepless nights, comforting Lacey through neuropathy, massaging her legs and arms to soothe her, showers to ease her pain during the night. So Grateful to be back in our home now, along with the right cocktail for her pain, adjustments in her treatment and a good medical team looking out for her both here and in Chicago. Lace is always a warrior and although Chemo is brutal, she always finds those windows; opportunities to share her radiant self. 💪🏼🌞💛 #LaceyGrace #LaceyStrong #FU2C #FibroFighter #RUSHPediatricOncology #RUSHLiverTeam #AgouraHills #CaliforniaPainMedicineCenter #FibrolamellarHepatocellularCarcinoma
  • What a wild ride the past month and a half has been! After one month in Chicago for Lacey’s surgery, procedures, Infusions, blood transfusion, then home to an evacuation due to wildfires. This coupled with sleepless nights, comforting Lacey through neuropathy, massaging her legs and arms to soothe her, showers to ease her pain during the night. So Grateful to be back in our home now, along with the right cocktail for her pain, adjustments in her treatment and a good medical team looking out for her both here and in Chicago. Lace is always a warrior and although Chemo is brutal, she always finds those windows; opportunities to share her radiant self. 💪🏼🌞💛 #LaceyGrace #LaceyStrong #FU2C #FibroFighter #RUSHPediatricOncology #RUSHLiverTeam #AgouraHills #CaliforniaPainMedicineCenter #FibrolamellarHepatocellularCarcinoma
  • 251 10 23 November, 2018
  • Okay so this is THE most absolute important post I will make. This angel is a friend of mine that I met when I first began competing. We have supported each other from the very beginning. You think you have it tough? Well this amazing aura of light beat cancer, came back and not only won but gracefully dominated the npc stage with her radiating personality and true passion for life. This is an understatement but I am simply honored and blessed to walk this same stage with this woman. I strive to be like you and have your same level of faith. Thank you for being a constant motivation for me when I get discouraged. You are the true definition of faith and a real Godly woman. It was amazing to finally meet you in person. I wish you the absolute best in your future endeavors and hopefully share some of them with you @lacey_pruitt @official_rxmuscle @huge285 @shelbystarnes100 #laceystrong#womensbodybualding#npcnationals2018#womenoffaith
  • Okay so this is THE most absolute important post I will make. This angel is a friend of mine that I met when I first began competing. We have supported each other from the very beginning. You think you have it tough? Well this amazing aura of light beat cancer, came back and not only won but gracefully dominated the npc stage with her radiating personality and true passion for life. This is an understatement but I am simply honored and blessed to walk this same stage with this woman. I strive to be like you and have your same level of faith. Thank you for being a constant motivation for me when I get discouraged. You are the true definition of faith and a real Godly woman. It was amazing to finally meet you in person. I wish you the absolute best in your future endeavors and hopefully share some of them with you @lacey_pruitt @official_rxmuscle @huge285 @shelbystarnes100 #laceystrong #womensbodybualding #npcnationals2018 #womenoffaith
  • 125 3 19 November, 2018
  • Jamie, Brandon, Mr. Eddie, Mr. Bryan, Mrs. Melissa, Brett, Geovany, Mr. Johnny, Mr. Jeff, Mr. Jay, Mr. Paul, Mr. Steve, and Mr. Thomas.... just to name a few of those snap supporters! #gymmembers #snapnation We are all so very proud of you Lace and blessed to know you. Weather you know it or not, you make a difference in all of your lives and many others. Every person you come into contact with leave a better and stronger person for knowing you. You’re a strong, beautiful, talented, hard working, determined, intelligent, independent, resilient, caring, commitment, courageous, inspiring, helpful, selfless, passionate, powerful... (okay y’all get the point, she’s freakin awesome) women with a gift and a very big heart!!!! We Love You to death and wish you the very best on that stage tomorrow. It is YOUR STAGE boo so own it 😉💪🏽 all those long days and many hours of blood, sweat and a few tears are soon to pay off. That 1st place and pro card is calling your name.... SO GO GET IT!! 😜🤗🏆 #LaceyStrong #lightweightbodybuilder #procard chasing #dreams 👉🏽 #reality #proudofyou #miaminationals2018 #LaceyPruitt We cheering for you Ms. @lacey_pruitt and there with you in spirit! 🙏🏽❤️
  • Jamie, Brandon, Mr. Eddie, Mr. Bryan, Mrs. Melissa, Brett, Geovany, Mr. Johnny, Mr. Jeff, Mr. Jay, Mr. Paul, Mr. Steve, and Mr. Thomas.... just to name a few of those snap supporters! #gymmembers #snapnation We are all so very proud of you Lace and blessed to know you. Weather you know it or not, you make a difference in all of your lives and many others. Every person you come into contact with leave a better and stronger person for knowing you. You’re a strong, beautiful, talented, hard working, determined, intelligent, independent, resilient, caring, commitment, courageous, inspiring, helpful, selfless, passionate, powerful... (okay y’all get the point, she’s freakin awesome) women with a gift and a very big heart!!!! We Love You to death and wish you the very best on that stage tomorrow. It is YOUR STAGE boo so own it 😉💪🏽 all those long days and many hours of blood, sweat and a few tears are soon to pay off. That 1st place and pro card is calling your name.... SO GO GET IT!! 😜🤗🏆 #LaceyStrong #lightweightbodybuilder #procard chasing #dreams 👉🏽 #reality #proudofyou #miaminationals2018 #LaceyPruitt We cheering for you Ms. @lacey_pruitt and there with you in spirit! 🙏🏽❤️
  • 46 1 17 November, 2018
  • UPDATE ON LACEY: 
1st Day new treatment protocol with an awesome team! She’s endured so much and some patches are very rough. Today, and although the challenges, she is very ready to start chemo here in Chicago. No visible cancer in her baseline imaging! 💪🏼🎊 Chemo again Monday, then home Wednesday, November 7th! 🏡 💛🌻🌞 #TeamLaceyGrace #GraceAndGrit #LaceyStrong #FU2C #FibroFighter
  • UPDATE ON LACEY:
    1st Day new treatment protocol with an awesome team! She’s endured so much and some patches are very rough. Today, and although the challenges, she is very ready to start chemo here in Chicago. No visible cancer in her baseline imaging! 💪🏼🎊 Chemo again Monday, then home Wednesday, November 7th! 🏡 💛🌻🌞 #TeamLaceyGrace #GraceAndGrit #LaceyStrong #FU2C #FibroFighter
  • 385 21 1 November, 2018
  • CLM Midwest supporting Breast Cancer Awareness 
#laceystrong
  • CLM Midwest supporting Breast Cancer Awareness
    #laceystrong
  • 8 0 26 October, 2018
  • Thank you to those of you who have come along side and joined us in Lacey’s journey. We are so grateful for your support. Whether it’s sharing Laceys story, messaging us, praying for her, contributing to her GoFundMe, holding thoughts in your heart of love, strength and a cure for Lacey, we are more than grateful.
As Lacey’s Mother, I experience pain for her pain and at times overwhelmed with a myriad of emotions. In this and although we are away from home, I feel such a presence of love and strength all around me... all around Lacey.  We feel your love and support. 
Starting with this life-saving surgery in Chicago, Lacey has a proactive, aggressive Medical Team, knowledgeable of this rare disease. Their goal is Lacey’s cure. There will be ongoing treatment at home in California and some requiring travel. She’ll receive Chemo and Immunotherapy, which may also include continued Surgeries, Ablations, and a living donor transplant, if that plan is needed. The goal is to find the treatment that not only stabilizes, but ultimately cures Lacey. 
While the finish line with this disease at times seems to evade us, Lacey weathers each storm with grace and grit. She makes every day “the best day ever”. In such Gratitude, 
The White-Funkhouser Family “It doesn’t get any easier, you just get stronger... That’s what a storm is all about. You may fall down and lose your spark, but when you rise up, rise up with the whole damn fire” Lacey 🔥💪🏼💛🌻
#GirlOnFire #LaceyStrong #TeamLaceyGrace #GraceAndGrit #RUSHUniversityMedicalCenter #RUSHChildrensHospital #RUSHLiverTransplantTeam #RUSHPediatricOncology #Chicago #AgouraHills #FibroFighter #FibrolamellarHepatocellularCarcinoma
  • Thank you to those of you who have come along side and joined us in Lacey’s journey. We are so grateful for your support. Whether it’s sharing Laceys story, messaging us, praying for her, contributing to her GoFundMe, holding thoughts in your heart of love, strength and a cure for Lacey, we are more than grateful.
    As Lacey’s Mother, I experience pain for her pain and at times overwhelmed with a myriad of emotions. In this and although we are away from home, I feel such a presence of love and strength all around me... all around Lacey. We feel your love and support.
    Starting with this life-saving surgery in Chicago, Lacey has a proactive, aggressive Medical Team, knowledgeable of this rare disease. Their goal is Lacey’s cure. There will be ongoing treatment at home in California and some requiring travel. She’ll receive Chemo and Immunotherapy, which may also include continued Surgeries, Ablations, and a living donor transplant, if that plan is needed. The goal is to find the treatment that not only stabilizes, but ultimately cures Lacey.
    While the finish line with this disease at times seems to evade us, Lacey weathers each storm with grace and grit. She makes every day “the best day ever”. In such Gratitude,
    The White-Funkhouser Family “It doesn’t get any easier, you just get stronger... That’s what a storm is all about. You may fall down and lose your spark, but when you rise up, rise up with the whole damn fire” Lacey 🔥💪🏼💛🌻
    #GirlOnFire #LaceyStrong #TeamLaceyGrace #GraceAndGrit #RUSHUniversityMedicalCenter #RUSHChildrensHospital #RUSHLiverTransplantTeam #RUSHPediatricOncology #Chicago #AgouraHills #FibroFighter #FibrolamellarHepatocellularCarcinoma
  • 492 29 23 October, 2018