ARROYO GRANDE, Calif. -- A cancer survivor is walking across the central coast to visit every old Spanish mission.
Six years ago on March 16th, Edie Littlefield-Sundby was diagnosed with gall bladder cancer.
When Edie walks, it's a reminder. Six years ago, on this very day, she was told she was going to die.
"I had stage four gall bladder cancer and it had already metastasized," says Littlefield-Sundby. "It had already spread to four organs. I was absolutely scared to death."
During chemotherapy, Edie began walking.
"If you can move you're not sick and so I just tried to move," says Littlefield-Sundby. "And I felt alive again!"
Now, she is cancer free and with her husband by her side, she is walking 800 miles across California to visit 21 Spanish missions to raise money and awareness for cancer.
And it's not without help, their friend, Deb Dawley picks them up in a caravan at stops along the way.
"To encourage people that are terminal,: says Dawley. "She says 'Get off of that couch and just don't give up!"
At each mission, Edie will light a candle for herself and for others like her, light the way.
"It's easy to give up hope," says Littlefield-Sundby. "I was fighting for life but it was always worth fighting for."
Edie is expected to reach the San Luis Obispo Mission on Sunday.