Kara Niewohner underwent a double mastectomy in October, which completely destroyed the cancer. She’s slated to run the Boston Marathon in April.
NEWPORT — Cancer’s a disruptor, and not just physically. It upends daily routines.
Oftentimes the things you love – the shapers of your identity and your sources of confidence – have to be modified to accommodate this unwelcome guest.
Kara Niewohner, 44, had to make way for breast cancer when she was diagnosed in April 2021, about a month before she moved to Newport from Texas with her family (they now live in Portsmouth). She had to scale back her running – a source of solitude, pride, self-love – to deal with the sickness…