Jessica Perrin – 2019 Race Ambassador
Her Story: Jessica felt a pea-sized lump in her right breast when scratching an itch in the area. After a mammogram and ultrasound, the tech hinted that she would need a specialist. After the doctors received her biopsy results, Jessica’s phone rang. She answered it, and on the call, received her diagnosis of Stage 2 triple negative breast cancer.
Jessica fought through chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. She maintained a positive attitude throughout her journey, thanking her entire breast cancer team for lifting her spirits. Jessica feels blessed to have a supportive family helping her each step to recovery. This past year, she pulled together a team of 30 for the Indianapolis Race for the Cure, including her aunt, a breast cancer survivor herself. In December 2018, Jessica celebrated her first clean mammogram!
Takeaway Message: “A positive attitude can make all the difference. Surround yourself with a positive and strong support team!”
Connection to Komen: Jessica participated in and fundraised for the 2018 Indianapolis Race for the Cure. she is fueled by the desire to inform people that this can happen at a young age. She wants to educate women and men on what to look for and discover more avenues for affordable treatments.