In Jenn’s own words:
I was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 31.
I found a lump myself and immediately took action to find out what was wrong. I considered myself to be a active young person and had no history of Cancer in my family. I received an ultrasound, and a biopsy right away and was diagnosed with breast cancer.
I saw a surgeon right after that and made the decision to receive a lumpectomy and then continued with fertility treatments chemo and radiation. Before having Cancer I was very active and kept busy by playing sports, snowboarding and wakeboarding. I continued to be very active through chemo, radiation and now in recovery. I was able to snowboard often and play baseball during my treatments and found it a way to take time for myself during the stressful times of being at the hospital.
I also was very passionate about my job in community investment and sponsorship. I worked with communities and I was ignited by creating lasting experiences for kids and their family.
Because of my recovery I am still not back to work but I am passionate about helping people and want to continue doing that through my experience of having Cancer. Although this was a very hard time in my life I discovered the kindness and love through friends, family and strangers.
Through my experience I was able to meet new friends and reconnect with old ones.
Foundations like the Pink Wig Foundation was there to help me through some very hard times and I am so thankful to have had them in my life during this time. I went through many difficult times because of my Cancer diagnosis but I am looking forward to the future and seeing what that brings for me.