Glory’s Story

In July of 2006, Glory Gensch was on a flight from New York City to her home in Phoenix by way of a connecting stop in Denver.

Upon landing in Denver, Glory was rushed to the hospital by ambulance where the doctors learned later that she was severely anemic due to a bleeding tumor found in her colon.  A CT scan procedure was performed and it was discovered that she had Stage Four cancer that had metastasized to her liver and ovaries.  After the diagnosis, Glory battled through surgery, over a dozen chemo infusions, and several radiation treatments.  Just several months prior, Glory had visited doctors in regard to her out of the ordinary body aches and pains and it was dismissed as natural every day stress-related symptoms which most college seniors go through all the time. Since then, Glory battled through surgical recovery and over a dozen different chemo infusions.

RACE Charities is Glory’s legacy and her family wants to share her story and the many stories and experiences of so many other young adult cancer patients, out there to the world to take notice of the tragic consequences that occur when early detection proceedures are not timely performed on a young adult who is at risk of cancer due to family genetic histories. Glory’s dedication to RACE Charities’ events and the resources raised by the organization helped lead the way and hopefully will inspire others to get involved to help deliver this life-saving message to the public at-large.

In Glory's words-

If just one life is saved, the sacrifices we all make will be worth it.

-Glorianna Gensch (June 2007)