Feb 20, 2002 - 11:09 am
In 1995, she found a lump in her right breast. She had it removed and underwent chemotherapy. Four years later, Strehli felt another mass. This time, she opted for a bilateral mastectomy.
A month after surgery, the International Olympic Committee announced that women's bobsledding would be included in the Salt Lake Games. Strehli, from Dorog, Hungary, had dabbled in the sport in Park City, Utah, her current home.
"Part of the message of the Sled Full of Hope is for people affected by cancer, and part is to honor how far my team has come," she says. "It's been a long race already."