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Hilliard mother survives breast cancer, climbs Mt. Kilimanjaro

Ronda Faulk-Sobotka climbed Mount Kilimanjaro after beating breast cancer.(Courtesy: Ronda Faulk-Sobotka)

Ronda Faulk-Sobotka has a wall of medals and memories from different races around the country.

She earned almost all of them after being diagnosed with stage three breast cancer in 2011.

"I think, for me, life started with cancer," she said from her home in Hilliard.

Four years after he diagnosis, Ronda trained for eight weeks, and embarked on a journey to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro.

At 19,341 feet tall, the mountain is one of the tallest points on the planet.

"The mountain is like life," she said. "If you looked up, you felt very disheartened, by how much you still had to go, but if you looked back, you saw how far you've come."

Currently, Ronda is busy signing-up participants for this year's Komen Columbus Race for the Cure on May 20.

Eventually, as her next adventure, she said she would like to learn how to surf.

"It's all about showing people you can do things, and pushing yourself just a little bit. "


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