The teen's mother said her daughter has handled the obstacles thrown her way in the past year well.
"She's helped me deal with it a lot," Kim said. "She's been very strong, so just her being strong has helped us all deal with it."
Last fall Ashley and her teammates competed in Sherry's Run.
Held each year, the 5K Run/Walk, started in memory of Sherry Whitaker who died of colon cancer in 2004, raises money for local cancer patients.
Roby is now on the receiving end.
On September 8 she will be the representative of the ninth annual 5K.
She told Nashville's News 2 she had no idea that in a year's time she would be a benefactor of the event.
"With Sherry's Run we have helped families with children before, but never a teenager like this, experiencing an adult cancer," said Sherry's Run director Kathy Fyke. "Ashley is the youngest breast cancer patient that Vanderbilt has ever had."
"Sherry's Run has been able to give us gas cards, pay rent and utilities. We would not have made it without Sherry's Run the past several months," Kim said.
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