(JUN 8) It is almost surreal for me
to be writing this about WBAN being on the net for 11 years now. It
seems like it was just yesterday that I had decided to have a
women's boxing site. The original intent was to talk about the past
female boxers, and setting the historical record straight about the
sport. Little did I know that what I was doing at the time, would
evolve into major coverage of the sport.
I would like to take this time to thank each and every one of you
who are writers, photographers, and others who have taken so much
time out of your own life to help WBAN bring the news of the sport
on the Internet.
I would like to individually thank Dee Williams, who joined WBAN
years ago, and who created some of the top segments on WBAN. Dee
created a system for our ratings system, Master Search, and more..
On a personal note, this is not only the eleventh year for WBAN, but
this year, in October of 2009, I am coming up to celebrate my 20th
year of being a Breast Cancer Survivor. At the time of being
diagnosed with cancer, I did not ever imagine that I would be
writing about it 20 years later. I wrote a story, "Life after Breast
Cancer" in 2006, and here it is now three years later. I attribute
my survival on the excellent medical care from my doctors, nurses,
and medical facilities that I was fortunate to have during what I
could easily call the biggest nightmare of my life.
On a professional note, one of THE biggest highlights for me in
regards to WBAN, was when we were able to debut our independent
belts on June 13, 2008, on Pay-Per-View. Four women boxers who we
highly respected fought for our history-making belts, and WBAN was
able to make a historical marker in the sport.
Again, thank you to all who have helped me with WBAN. I could not
have done a fraction of what is done on WBAN without all of your