All throughout October, In-Shape is committed to fighting cancer, bringing awareness to the community and sharing inspiring stories.

 

This is Amar’s story

Amar was diagnosed with cancer in his lymph nodes when he was 15 years old. He is now in remission but it’s been a tough seven years. He also has lupus – a disease where the immune system attack healthy cells and tissues. This can damage many parts of the body – such as the joints, skin, kidneys, heart, lungs, blood vessels – and leaves Amar with daily nose bleeds and the inability to move.

Amar at 15 years old

Amar, age 15, when he was diagnosed with cancer

 

His parents are both cancer survivors. His mother is a four time breast cancer survivor. She never stopped fighting and she is Amar’s hero. His father had colon cancer and was in remission when he passed away.

Amara sweeping members off their feet

Amar, at work, sweeping a member off her feet!

 

Amar is a firm believer in always keeping a positive attitude. You can see it in his smile. “Positive energy makes a big difference. It is the only way to be. Get up every day. You will do great things!"

Amar hiking Mission Peak

Healthy attitude is just as important as a healthy body. Great hike to the very top of Mission Peak!