Ronni Gordon is a Western Massachusetts-based freelance writer and former newspaper reporter writing about many of the same topics she covered in the Arts and Living sections, focusing on health and fitness, running and tennis, theater, and general interest features. Diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in 2003, she has had four stem cell transplants over a period of six years. She is officially cured but has chronic after effects including peripheral neuropathy, a susceptibility to squamous cell skin cancers, and graft vs. host disease. With help and support from an amazing group of medical professionals and from family and friends, she is doing well, enjoying her three grown children and two little grandchildren. She plays tennis, runs, does yoga and walks her chocolate Labrador retriever. She is the author of an award-winning blog, Running for My Life, Fighting Cancer One Step at a Time. Other publication credits include The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Cancer Today Magazine, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, espnW.com, Healthline.com, Womensrunning.com, Marieclaire.com, Forbes, and many others.
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