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ARTICLE EXCERPT: When Chany Ockert hits the water in a dragon boat this September, it will conclude two years of hard and tireless work. Work that at times she thought was impossible.
Diagnosed with cancer in 2011, Ockert thought she would no longer be able to do the things she loved, such as hiking and enjoying the outdoors, especially the Bob Marshall Wilderness where she worked as a station guard. Chemotherapy was wearing her down.
“I didn’t know if I would get better, if I could get my fitness back,” she said. “I mean even walking around the block was a challenge.”