Jennifer Potter

It was Friday, June 16, 2017. Jennifer Potter was wrapping up her work week and preparing for a day of fun at The Aquarium of the Pacific, to celebrate her daughter’s 2nd birthday. As she went on her lunch break, she noticed a series of missed calls from her doctor’s office. She returned the calls and was asked to come in for her test results. “It was all a blurr…” Jennifer recalled. Only a month prior, Jennifer had begun to feel a pain in her breast. It became so extreme that even showering was painful. Her doctor recommended an ultrasound and biopsy, but neither suspected what was soon to become Jennifer’s reality. Jennifer was only 33 and her family had no history of breast cancer. So, her diagnosis of invasive ductal carcinoma came as quite a shock. The following months were a whirlwind of uncertainty, filled with chemotherapy, hospital stays, surgery and physical changes. With the support of her family, Jennifer made it to recovery and is in remission today. She still struggles with the physical side effects of the treatment, but chooses to focus on the positive and encourages others who are diagnosed to do the same. “For me, cancer was just a moment in time and a moment that will not define my life.”

It was Friday, June 16, 2017. Jennifer Potter was wrapping up her work week and preparing for a day of fun at The Aquarium of the Pacific, to celebrate her daughter’s 2nd birthday. As she went on her lunch break, she noticed…

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