Be a part of the village saving children from childhood cancer!
Hello! My name is Misty Freeman. I’m a Paducah native. I graduated from Reidland High School in 1994 and then the University of Kentucky in 1998. After living a few years in Lexington and beginning a career in sales, I moved to Atlanta, then Orlando, then West Palm Beach, then Chicago, then Nashville. The closer I moved back to Kentucky, the more I realized, I like being home! So, in 2020, after my Grandfather passed away, I bought my Grandparents home, remodeled it, and moved home to Kentucky. To Paducah. To my friends and family.
I enjoy being active and fell in love with ariel exercise in Nashville, so when an opportunity presented itself here, I left my sales career and became a co-owner and instructor at Bounce Back Fitness. It’s a bungee fitness studio with bungee and trampoline classes and we also have, inspired by Mom, sauna spa pods for relieving stress and helping alleviate pain from fibromyalgia and arthritis. I love helping people who may not normally be able to exercise, start to change their lives, as well as those that may be tired of traditional exercise find a new, fun way to be healthy.
I have been fortunate to not have experience in my personal life with childhood cancer. However, lung cancer took my Grandmother so I’m happy to join in the fight against any cancer! And I’m so inspired by the stories of these kids and their families. Their strength is amazing, both the kids and the parents. The thing I love most about Book of Hope is their mission to take care of the families as well as their kids. It takes great strength to be in an unimaginable situation and just want to pour everything you have into your child, but still need to take care of everyday life stuff like rent, groceries, or lodging to be with their children during treatment. They need help. I know a little bit about needing help. I am a recovering alcoholic with 12 1/2 years sobriety (God willing over 13 years when we’re dancing). In no way have I done any part of it on my own. It took (and still takes) a village of my family and friends. That’s what Book of Hope does. They will come alongside of these kids and these families to get them through their most difficult times. As long as it takes. That’s what we’re doing by being a part of this event. We are building their village. I’m so honored to be a part of this event and pray that God will bless these kids and their families through the funds we are able to raise!