"If Sally's triumph is as contagious as her joy - Everyone will win by reading her inspirational story. Knowing Sally is pure delight- - there never was a cloud the sun couldn't shine through!! Every setback has a silver lining- and any challenge that Sally has been given is transformed to inspiration... she is proof that human spirit rises!!"
Amy Freeze WABC television
5 time Emmy winner
Mother of four
Nine time marathoner
Fan of the underdog
"If you would have told me that the girl I met in kindergarten would end up being such a huge inspiration in my adult life I wouldn't have believed you. Sally's challenges and how she's chosen to deal with and overcome them to me are equally as moving as her drive to help others with their lives. I'm thrilled she's getting her message out to the world".
Producer, composer, Musician
"To already have a magnetic, bubbly spirit, and then conquer adversity, and live life fuller than before, that's inspiration-that's Sally. She is a firecracker...she already had an energetic spark for life, now she is a grand finale that leaves you in greater awe and inspired by what's possible".
Award-winning Journalist, On-air personality, World ranked masters runner, and Owner of Bella N Motion, a USATF running club for woman
"To say Sally Kalksma is the living embodiment of resilience, both physically as well as psychologically, would be an enormous understatement. Hit with numerous challenges that would have stopped most people in their tracks, Sally stood strong and faced her obstacles head on, not only surviving but thriving, including becoming one of the top-ranked stair-climbing racers in the world. Sally's lust for life is truly infectious - Prepare to be inspired by her incredible resilience, lust for life and true grit. Everyone who comes into contact with Sally walks away a better person and I feel extremely fortunate to call her a friend."
Exercise physiologist, best-selling author, elite endurance athlete and fitness personality
"Life Gets in the Way is a wonderful example of the old adage "when life hands you lemons, make lemonade" or in Sally Kalksma's case, limoncello! Yes, real homemade limoncello!
Sally has written a powerhouse book detailing her life's challenges and how she has conquered them with positivity and grit, always with her signature megawatt smile. Her adventures in stairclimbing have propelled her to world-class athlete status, cancer had no chance to win, all along with raising a family of 3 children alone after her husband died. Her infectious spirit is evident throughout her story and will positively enrich readers' lives encouraging us to reach beyond what we think we can tolerate."