Joshua T Berglan’s Morning Gratitude with Jennifer Kennedy
Published April 27, 2018
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    On this afternoon edition of Joshua T Berglan's Morning Gratitude......... Meet Jennifer Kennedy Jennifer Kennedy was first diagnosed with breast cancer when she was only 32 years old. At the time, she was married and lived in New Jersey. After she was in remission, Jennifer, her husband, and her daughter moved to California. After living here for two years, she divorced her husband of 16 years and shared custody of her daughter. In 2015, almost 20 years after her first breast cancer diagnosis, she was once again diagnosed with breast cancer, and underwent a double mastectomy, followed by chemo. Jennifer was unemployed during this time, and had no idea how she would pay for any of her medical bills. (since the average cost of one chemo session is $7,000). She spent months researching programs for breast cancer patients so she could obtain financial assistance and get into programs needed for her care. Jennifer got financial assistance, assistance with co-pays, assistance with chemo caps (a cap that is worn through chemo that allows one to keep their hair during treatment) and many other free items that helped her battle the disease with less worry. This inspired her to start a non-profit called Footprints in Pink. She received a 501c3 in July of 2017. The organization helps women throughout the United States who suffer from breast cancer find the resources they need to successfully manage their cancer diagnosis and treatment. Footprints In Pink does the work for a patient. No patient should spend hours and hours searching for answers. Their only job should be getting better, spending time with their families or working with their doctors. Footprints in Pink works alongside other non-profits such as City of Hope and Circle of Hope, to ensure that patients get information. Information allows a patient to make educative decisions and decisions great control and finally control creates hope. One out of every eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer and Jennifer is dedicated to help them worry less and heal faster.
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