Live. Breathe. Grow is proud to announce that there will be a LBG Warrior Project Canada! Several events will be hosted in Newfoundland in support of this endeavor where tees will be available for purchase. All proceeds (all profit after the cost of production) from these events’. T-shirt sales will be donated to a local Newfoundlander currently battling cancer. The LBG Warrior Canada team has chosen Jennifer Eveleigh to be the recipient of this year’s donation. Please take a moment and read about Jennifer’s battle with breast cancer.
Jennifer Eveleigh, or Jenny as her friends call her, is a single woman from Hampden, Newfoundland who six months ago, at just 35 years old discovered a lump on her breast. Tests very quickly revealed that she had breast cancer and she was thrown into a whirlwind of doctor appointments and life changing decisions. At the time of her diagnosis, Jenny was three years into her teaching degree at university while working part-time to help pay her way through school. Jenny has had to subsequently put her studies and work on hold over the last six months and will not be able to continue her education until she is well enough, but vows to return as soon as she can.
Over the last six months, she has started her chemotherapy treatments in Corner Brook. The treatments have left her very weak and ill at times, but her ever present positive attitude has helped her through each one and will help her prepare for the coming journey. She also has an amazing family and network of friends to help guide her through this journey. She refers to them as her guardian angels.
Jenny is very active in her community. She volunteers to teach school children how to figure skate and play volleyball. She also participates in the yearly children’s Wish Foundation Walkathon. Even through her illness, Jenny is thinking of and working to help others. Earlier this month she formed a team and participated in the annual CIBC Run for the Cure for Breast Cancer. Jenny’s team won the Friends & Family Team Challenge Award for the highest fundraising team. They raised an amazing $6,700!! Even though she is in the midst of her own battle, she is actively raising awareness and funds to help fight this dreaded disease.
Over the past six months, Jenny has had to make some very difficult decisions about her treatment and the direction of her life. Perhaps the most courageous decision she has made is to have both of her breasts removed. She enters the hospital in Corner Brook tomorrow (October 23rd) to have that surgery and in November will be traveling to St. John’s to complete her radiation treatments. Jenny is truly a courageous “Warrior”.