After Ali had her first laparoscopic excision surgery for stage IV endometriosis in October 2016, she realized how little awareness and education was available about the disease. On her own, she launched the official Minnesota Endo March in March 2017. After its initial success, she realized how desperately her community needed a place that would bring forth both education and hope, which birthed the idea of the MN Endo Warriors. Ali is currently pursuing a career in medicine after she was greatly impacted by her endometriosis journey and the amazing physicians she met along the way. The Minnesota Endo Warriors are thankful for Ali’s vision and leadership at its inception.
Read more about Ali’s endometriosis story in her Warrior Wednesday blog post.