BOSTON, NY - Kelly Kinderman, 35, has no time and no desire to question life's path.
The busy wife and mom of three juggles her family's schedule with work, and on top of that, she makes time for giving back.
Kinderman wouldn't have it any other way. After all, she is living.
"We continued life because that's what it's all about. We continued life," said Kinderman. "It's time to fight. We're back in the game. It's time to go, and that's what we have to do."
That manta holds true for so many moments in Kinderman's life. She and her family have faced enough challenges for a lifetime.
Ten years ago, Kinderman was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease. As if that diagnosis wasn't difficult enough, she was also pregnant with her second child, Gabrielle.
She underwent treatment and beat the disease, and Gabrielle was born perfectly healthy.
Five years later, Kinderman was pregnant with their third child, Addison, despite the fact doctors said she wouldn't be able to conceive.
But what was supposed to be a happy time was filled with fear and uncertainty.
Addison was born with a cleft lip and palate, a herniated brain, and she was missing the base of her skull. She would undergo eight surgeries to correct the problems, but her brain surgery left her partially blind.
Now five, Addison is doing well. She has regained some of her vision and is going to school.
Just when the Kinderman family thought they had crossed all life's hurdles, Kelly was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer in December.
"I think getting that news again, that's something someone only wants to hear once or zero times in their life. But when you've already had cancer once, you have all the fears - fighting it the first time, going through everything with Addison and being diagnosed with another cancer," said Kinderman.
She had a double mastectomy in January and underwent several months of chemotherapy.
Through all of that, Kinderman still found time to volunteer for two of her favorite charities, Hope for Two and Miles for Smiles.
Hope for Two: Pregnant with Cancer Network provides expectant mothers with cancer with information, support, and hope.
Miles for Smiles is a non-profit that helps parents of children born craniofacial issues, like Addison, network with each other.
Miles for Smiles is holding its 9th annual wine tasting fundraiser on Monday, July 16th. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please call 878-7149.
The organization is looking for donations. If you can help, you can email 2 On Your Side's Heather Ly.
Kinderman also takes part in the Ride for Roswell and Race for the Cure. She encourages Western New Yorkers to donate their time or money to their favorite charity.