StyleBlueprint: Sarcoma Tumor Survivor Jenn Andrews Featured
Jenn Andrews was recently interviewed on her sarcoma story and featured on StyleBlueprint’s website for starting a non-profit, Move For Jenn cancer foundation, with her husband Miles after her life-changing event of discovering she had a cancerous sarcoma tumor in her foot while getting a pedicure. In the interview she revealed to the world that’s she’s learned to accept herself and what her new normal is like having had sarcoma and being an amputee woman. Little did she know her sarcoma awareness story would take off on Social Media when she chose to do a Facebook Live video requesting others to go out and “move because you can” on the date of her amputation surgery. Her video reached 86,000 people and became a movement like no other. That’s when Move For Jenn was born. People from across the world used the hashtag #moveforjenn showing themselves walking, playing with their kids, running with their dogs, taking classes, you name it in her honor.
Representing Sarcoma Survivors Worldwide
How Move For Jenn Has Helped OthersNot only did Jenn’s Facebook live video reach thousands of people, but it truly created a movement for those who struggle with their mental health. Jenn referenced in her video that being able to wake up every morning and being able to move is a gift, and to not take it for granted. After losing her right foot to cancer in early 2018 and being rewarded her first running blade prosthetic from a prosthetic manufacturer, she now represents amputee fitness by doing races with running blades. Her first race took place just six months after her amputation surgery!
Raising Sarcoma Awareness
The love that Jenn received made her realize that having a cancerous tumor, which was later found out to be low grade myxoid sarcoma, made her want to make a difference for others that struggle with sarcoma cancer and overall promote sarcoma awareness through fundraising events that will offer activewear prosthetics for amputees such as running blades. The foundation's goal is to one-day fund sarcoma research, and offer research grants while helping amputees who need prostheses afford or obtain an activewear prosthetic.