Friday, February 12, 2010
True Warrior on Our Side
Five months ago, Jennifer discovered a large tumor in her breast. It was breast cancer. That is bad enough to hear for anyone. But then she heard that she had "the bad one," triple negative breast cancer. As a survivor of TNBC, I know what a shock that little tidbit added on to a terrifying diagnosis is like. But it appears that Jennifer is approaching this with the same grit and determination she uses in her professional life. She is fighting like hell.
I saw her on television last night and reached out to a friend to get in contact with her. Because if anyone embodies the No Surrender spirit it is Jennifer. She is working out during her chemo and eating right. She isn't schlepping around - she gets dressed and looks great, with an awesome collection of wigs. And I hope she is wearing those earrings of hers...
She is also fighting for women who have TNBC. We need voices like hers to help all of us. The more women we can educate about triple negative the better. That is what our Before Forty Initiative is all about.
I am glad to have Jennifer on our side. If anyone can get researchers to work harder and focus more on TNBC, it is her.
You can follow her journey on her blog: http://jengriffinblog.blogspot.com/
And Jennifer, from all of us here, we wish you the best in your fight- No Surrender!!!