Meet Jennifer Shaw
Jennifer is a 40-year-old breast cancer survivor from Marietta, Georgia.
Tell us about yourself.
I am now a full time stay-at-home mom. Before kids, I was a CPA with Ernst & Young and worked for Equitable Real Estate. I love to play games with my family, jog, play tennis, volunteer at both my girls schools and our church, and read when I have time.
When were you diagnosed?
April 1, 2010 (not a funny April Fools day joke!)
I am currently finishing my chemo treatments for breast cancer. I have had a total of eight surgical procedures since my first biopsy on April 1st. I have my last chemo treatment next week and then my 2nd reconstructive surgery in October from a bilateral mastectomy.
It has been a bumpy road with all my surgeries and chemo, but also such a journey. My family and I have all bonded and fought this battle together.
What words of encouragement would you share with others with cancer?
I always tell them to be positive, believe you can beat this, and you will come out stronger at the end. It really makes you have faith and treasure each day!
Support this non-profit in honor of Jennifer:
Susan G. Komen for a Cure, komen.org
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