A breast-cancer diagnosis brings CrossFit HD members Lauren Beard and Carrie Belmore together for a new challenge.
“Jess told me you’re an infusion nurse at Emory.”
When Carrie Belmore heard those words, her heart sank. She looked at 26-year-old Lauren Beard, who had approached Belmore after a workout at CrossFit HD in Atlanta, Ga.
“That’s the last thing I thought I’d hear,” Belmore said.
Belmore had seen Beard around the gym, but they had never really talked. They were Facebook friends, but as Belmore said, “You can be Facebook friends without knowing each other.”
Belmore looked at the young, vibrant woman in front of her. As an oncology nurse in the cancer center at Emory, she knew nobody would ask that question out of idle curiosity. Their first conversation was not going to be about the workout or what they were going to do over the weekend.
They were going to talk about cancer.
This, however, is not a story about cancer but rather two people who happen to work out at the same box.