From celebrating in the hospital to honoring courageous kids battling a deadly disease, Pollex and Truex strive to inspire each other.
In May, the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation hosted its eighth annual "Catwalk for a Cause
" in Statesville. The star-studded event featured appearances from several NASCAR drivers and a special performance by Florida Georgia Line that paid tribute to the real heroes in attendance: the children battling cancer.
As part of the special event, the kids take to the red carpet to show off fashion and to raise money for charity.
"That's what's really so special about this event. The kids are a part of it," Truex said. "They're the show. They're the stars of the show, and the people can see the difference they make in the lives they're affecting."
When Truex won the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway in July, viewers at home noticed someone was missing from the celebration.
Pollex, who's always by Truex's side, was not in the Bluegrass State to help him celebrate his third win of the season. Instead, she tweeted her congratulations from a hospital bed, where she was recovering from surgery.
"Family selfie from my hospital room!!! Whaoo!!! GO MTJ!! #NeverGiveUp," Pollex wrote.
After hundreds of retweets, Pollex posted again, thanking everyone for their well wishes and support, promising to return soon.
"I got to say hi to Sherry back home," Truex said in victory lane. "She didn't make it this weekend, so, 'I love you, babe.'"
They’re a team that wins together and fights together.
"In moments where I’d say I don’t know how I'm going to do this, he’d say, 'because you’re going to be the one that beats this. Because you can do it,'" Pollex said.
She's proving that she can do it again. Despite having treatments scheduled for the next four months, Pollex believes there's a blessing hidden beneath her difficult diagnosis.
"It's like the one thing cancer gives you. You get to wake up every day and truly live like you're dying. And I don’t think there’s many people that get the opportunity to do that," Pollex said.
If you'd like to learn more about Sherry's experience, you can read her blog by clicking here.