When you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, medical bills, mortgage payments, and everyday living expenses can quickly add up. This can add a huge burden on top of the burden of battling a cancer diagnosis. Pink Warrior Advocates is a non-profit that directly assists those that have been diagnosed with breast cancer in the Hill Country and surrounding areas. Our goal is to create a sisterhood of Angels to carry them through the emotional battle, while also alleviating the financial burden, allowing them to focus on healing.
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Empowering those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer while advocating for their emotional and financial wellness.
Pink Warrior Advocates is focused on providing various forms of support to those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. We believe in creating unity as well as a sisterhood to empower our Warriors through their journeys.
Her journey began when she was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer at the age of 33. After four months of chemotherapy and a double mastectomy, she was then facing a new battle with anxiety, depression, and PTSD. For Jen, giving back began with her blog and her passion to tell her story in its raw and honest form. She realized the need for more support, and she would spend her free time sitting with newly diagnosed women during their chemotherapy treatments. During the summer of 2015, Pink Warrior Angels was formed with a fellow breast cancer survivor she met during her battle.
Just short of celebrating her 5 years of being cancer free, at 38, Jen was re-diagnosed with Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer with progression to her spine, liver, and lymph nodes, and though she faces treatment for the second time, it has not stopped her. It was after her second diagnosis that the decision was made to restructure Pink Warrior Angels. Thus, Pink Warrior Advocates was founded with a focus on redirecting our funds to the Hill Country of Texas and surrounding counties while continuing to provide our kits and bras nationally. Jen is extremely proud of the passion and support that her team has shown in helping grow the organization.
Originally from Ohio, she moved to Florida at 21, but has since planted her roots in New Braunfels, TX. In her free time, she enjoys spending time at the lake, wake-surfing and making memories with her husband, two step-children, and her two rescued dachshunds. She loves to travel, dance, attend concerts, karaoke, and experience everything life has to offer. She says her metastatic diagnosis has given her the opportunity to connect on a deeper level with all stages and all those that have battled with this disease. She feels beyond blessed to be surrounded by so much love and support through her community in New Braunfels, Texas. Her hope is that people will see her new journey as one of strength, faith, and hope, and most importantly, she hopes to inspire anyone facing challenges in life to find simple joys in each and every day.
Desiree grew up in Alvin, Texas, a small suburb of Houston, and later graduated from Texas A&M University in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Communications and a minor in French language. After working for Inlingua Austin for a few years, she decided that it was a good time to direct her attention toward her family, thus, she entered the world of a working stay-at-home-mom as she taught an Adult ESL class online.
In February of 2016, her mother was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer—8 years after losing her grandfather to Stage 4 Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma—so the calling to be more involved with Pink Warrior Advocates is deeply personal. She wanted to make a difference in the lives of the Warriors and their co-survivors when cancer makes it difficult to keep their heads above water, so it is an honor for her to serve as Vice President.
In her free time, Desiree enjoys spending time with her family and two German Shepherd dogs, reading books, visiting museums and parks, listening to live music, enjoying the company of her friends, and spending time in the pool or the Comal River.
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