And while we celebrate our survivors everyday at here UCF, today we take a moment to recognize the amazing people who have battled cancer, beaten it, and now give their time and energy to help others impacted. Before Erika left for her trip from Baltimore to San Diego, we were able to set up a short interview and ask some questions about her cancer journey and her bike journey to come. What type of cancer were you diagnosed with, and when did you receive your diagnosis? I received my diagnosis in late August as I entered my senior year of high school. The type of cancer I had was thyroid cancer.