Besides being an uplifting cancer survival story, Ali Gilmore is a freelance photographer, singer/songwriter and certified geek. She was born in Seattle, Washington and raised in the northern suburbs. Ali spent her youth chasing creative endeavors in music/theater and was known for being a bit of a day dreamer (duly noted on her report cards). She is an habitual swearer and a rebel against grammatical rules.
In 2008, after leaving it on the shelf for over twenty years, she began to pick up where she left off in her music aspirations, learning to play guitar and delving into song writing. You’ll find 8 of her songs on iTunes (Boomerang CD, By New Year’s Day and Dear Santa) today and her CD available on Amazon.com. Her plan to record the rest of the 20-something songs she’d written that year came to a sudden halt when in the summer of 2010, Ali was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer.
As her treatment was winding down in early 2012, she got the call that a close friend’s mother had been diagnosed with late stage cancer. She immediately wrote down every insight, anecdote and lesson learned from her experience to share with them, to ease their minds about the uncertainty of what was to come and better prepare them to fight. The C Card and Me – How I beat stage IV cancer is a culmination of those notes. It was published in April of 2012 and is available on all Amazon, Barnes and Noble sites and in select libraries, gift shops and book stores world wide.
Ali currently resides in the coastal town of Oceanside, CA, where she is recovering day by day and rekindling her creative aspirations…
Learn more about Ali by going to: www.aligilmore.com.
To book Ali for an unforgettable speaking engagement and/or performance, contact her directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
View a clip of Ali performing her song “See You Around.” Written in the spring of 2012 as a going away for friends who were moving back to Ireland, this clip was filmed in April of 2013 for a Tri-City Medical Center Fundraiser.