In December 2008, 26 year old, Sera Snyder was diagnosed with an abdominal desmoid tumor. After surgery to remove the desmoid with margins, one of Sera’s main goals in recovery was to run a half marathon and raise money to support the Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation.
After months of difficult recovery, Sera reached her goal on September 20, 2009 by running the Philadelphia Distance Run and raising over $5,000 for DTRF! To make the victory even sweeter, Sera ran PDR faster than the previous two half marathons she ran in 2008, pre-desmoid surgery! She is proof that, in fact, these tumors can make us stronger – in body and mind!