Ashley was diagnosed with Stage III rectal cancer at the age of 24. She had been having telltale signs of colorectal cancer for three years, but her symptoms continued to be pushed off by healthcare professionals as something minor. When she received the diagnosis of rectal cancer, she had never heard of someone her age diagnosed with this “old man’s” disease. During her chemotherapy and radiation treatments, Ashley discovered The Colon Club and she immediately knew she wanted to be a part of The Colondar. Ashley was featured as Miss March in the 2014 Colondar. Ashley is passionate about being your own health advocate and spreading awareness of colorectal cancer. In her professional life, Ashley is a nurse practitioner focusing on the specialty of pediatric oncology.