I think it’s important to give back and hopefully as a Texas Rep. for GIST I’ll be able to help others. When I was first diagnosed with GIST, it was the most stressful period in my life. I truly am so thankful for the GIST Listserv and all the people who shared with me then to give me hope for survival. I can only hope to repay them even a portion by sharing everything I have learned and experienced with others. It’s hard to “Pay it forward” but sharing is caring. We are all in this together.