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A young widow suddenly must raise three children alone—all while living with a rare blood cancer and working full-time.This situation might make any woman despair, but Sally Kalksma is not just any woman. With her passion for life and her infectious energy, she found the motivation to power through adversity with tenacity and grit while never giving up hope, even when life looked its bleakest.Although Sally is now in remission, she still takes chemo as a maintenance therapy formultiple myeloma, but she knows how to turn pain into positivity. In Life Gets in theWay, this superstar, world-renowned athlete shares her memoirs on climbing towarda world without cancer.
Life Gets in the Way tells the story of Sally Kalksma, a professional stair climber, motivational speaker, writer, and video talk show host—none of which she planned to be. All of these accomplishments are the result of life getting in the way. But this is not just Sally's story. If you think you can't handle Life's challenges, this is your story too. Sally has overcome an amazing amount of adversity, but this is not a book about overcoming adversity. This is a book about developing grit, about finding inspiration in the obstacles—and joy in overcoming them. You can too!