“[Hope is] to trust that good things will happen.”

Kim Kirkman’s diagnosis changed everything about her life. She no longer worries about the simplest things, like making sure the floor is swept every day. However, she does make sure she lives every day like it is her last by never missing the chance to say, “I love you” or not allowing fear to stop her from taking a chance. 

She believed she appreciated life and loved deeply before her diagnosis in 2010, but nothing compares to the way she embraces those same things now.