Holding on to hope is what Audrey Pounds-Montgomery is doing while she puts up a fight against Carcinoid Ca...ncer and neuroendocrine tumors or NET's. After raising two boys you would imagine that you would be trained to fight anything that was sent your way. But Carcinoid Cancer was one of those fights she never saw coming. Since carcinoid cancer has a slow growth rate compared to other cancers, it usually takes many years before they become sizable or cause symptoms to be detected. Early detection is a challenge due to the slow growth of the NET's.
Never the less she must have done something right because while she fights from the inside out with doctors that are trying there best on this cancer that is in need of research, her son (one or our own local Zumba Fitness Instructors) Dustin Jewell fights the financial end by holding this event. We all know treatments are costly and not always covered by insurances, and travel to and from hospitals itself is a headache on its own.