Hello NORCO Family,
My name is Madison Webb, and I am from Loveland, Colorado. I am 23 years old and proud to say that I had the opportunity to call NORCO home. At a young age I was introduced to the game of volleyball, and it did not take long before I fell in love with the sport. I threw my heart, soul, and the majority of my time into volleyball and somewhere along the way decided that I wanted to pursue playing at the collegiate level. Through the help of awesome coaches and teammates at NORCO, I was able to continue my volleyball career at Chadron State College where I started as their setter for four years.
Volleyball was what drove me, pushed me, challenged me, and taught me. I would not trade my time as a Chadron State athlete for the world. In May of 2019, I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Not ready to let the world of sport go, I planned to go on staff with Fellowship of Christian Athletes as a Campus Representative at the University of Denver working with and alongside their student athletes. Plans quickly changed as I received a phone call two weeks after graduation. Following a biopsy, the results showed that I had stage 2b Breast Cancer. I moved back to Loveland and into my parent’s house where I was surrounded by their overwhelming love and care.
On the court I faced challenges where the opponent was bigger, faster, and sometimes stronger. However, the facts did not determine the outcome of the game, and I loved competing against a tough opponent because it never failed to bring out the best in me and my team. Volleyball has taught me more life lessons than I can count, and this was one of the biggest ones. Instead of a team, cancer was the opponent and I decided to fight it with all that I had unwilling to fall victim to the diagnosis.
During the year of 2019 I underwent six rounds of chemotherapy, had surgery, and just completed 30 rounds of radiation in January 2020. By the grace of God, He healed me. I am living cancer free! I would not be where I am today without the love of my parents, my sister, and my boyfriend who stood by my side on the good days and the hardest days. Volleyball has helped shaped me into the woman I am today, and for that, I will be forever grateful to the game. Enjoy the time you get in the gym, on the court, with your teammates, and then when that chapter closes continue to live out the game in this thing we call life because it might just end up saving you like it did me.
Thanks to all who helped support this year's 'Purple Out'! This year's profits helped former NORCO athlete, Madison Webb.