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Teenage Battle with Hodgkin's Lymphoma Inspires Life as an Athlete

“It made me realize that I was so much more than a cancer diagnosis”

Soon enough, Bildirici began creating her own healthy variations of snacks and treats, which she shared on her Instagram profile. It wasn’t long before her feed began attracting followers, one of which was the Olympic long-distance runner, Kara Goucher. When Goucher invited her to do a cooking demo at a running retreat in Napa, Bildirici happily accepted. “I was only 20 and all these people who didn’t know me or my story were interested in what I had to say about sports and nutrition. It made me realize that I was so much more than a cancer diagnosis” she said.

Photo: Instagram/runningonveggies