Real People, Real Stories

Breast cancer survivor

Jenna D’Amico

In 2010, Jenna D’Amico was an active real estate agent with the world at her fingertips. At 35 years old, her world was rocked when she was diagnosed with stage 2B breast cancer that spread to her lymph nodes, mammary glands and ribs. Following her diagnosis, Jenna decided to embark on an aggressive treatment plan. Five months of chemotherapy, a bilateral mastectomy, seven weeks of radiation and two reconstruction surgeries later, battling cancer had changed her life forever. Cancer put life in perspective for Jenna.

“I am thankful for every day that I can see the beautiful sunshine, smell the flowers or some glorious cooking…I appreciate the little things so much more, and I am so lucky and thankful to give back and help others through cancer,” she says. Now, Jenna gives hope as a CanCare volunteer who understands the rainbow of emotions that one goes through fighting cancer, and she enjoys sharing her positive attitude and journey to survival to help diminish fear and increase the ability to see the light at the end of the tunnel. In addition to actively volunteering with CanCare, you can also find Jenna participating in cycling or triathlon events, traveling, and rescuing dogs in Houston.

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