Lonnie Bush is a breast cancer survivor and fitness instructor with an inspiring message

Posted at 4:12 PM, Jun 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-22 17:12:26-04

This is a re-mix Workout Wednesday that fits with my breast cancer awareness initiative Newsome's House Calls. 

I'm visiting a friend who invited me to her workout in 2012, a year after I was diagnosed with breast cancer. 

I always remembered Lonnie Bush because she was so devoted and passionate about helping breast cancer survivors make it through their journey. She had a section of her gym dedicated to breast cancer patients, providing them wigs and hats and scarves at no charge. Her story is as inspiring as her efforts to help others.

Bush was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. Her tumor was triple negative.

She is an avid fitness enthusiast and a relentless fitness instructor. Bush never imagined that she would have breast cancer, but when she was diagnosed she made a decision about how she would face it.

"Never would I have ever imagined that I would have to battle for my life," explained Bush. "I had to make the decision to fight for my life, but most importantly to use my diagnosis to encourage others that no matter what life sends your way, you have to make the most out of the hand you're dealt!" 

Bush wrote a book called, "Cancer was my Blessing."



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