Hi, my name is Chris DeClara. I’m Dave’s aunt and the eldest member of the Super Karate Monkeys so I try to keep them in line. In 2006, I was diagnosed with cancer in both breasts and had surgery to remove the lumps. In 2007, my nephew asked if I would like to join the Survivors’ Victory Lap at Relay for Life. I did, and the next year I joined as a team member. I’ve been a Monkey ever since.

In December 2011, I was diagnosed with brain and liver cancer. I had radiation at Princess Margaret and now have weekly chemotherapy treatments at Toronto East General. As usual, my family and friends have been a great help. I take it one day at a time.