WCNC Charlotte: Three Grants Given for Three Years Cancer-Free!
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — This March, Jenn Andrews celebrated a milestone. She is now 3-years cancer-free.
Chances are you’ve heard Andrew’s story. We first introduced you to the Charlotte mom of two back in 2018 – not long after her pedicurist discovered a lump on her foot, which later turned out to be sarcoma.
Sarcoma is an uncommon group of cancers that arise in the bones and connective tissue such as fat and muscle. In most cases, it’s not clear what causes sarcoma.
After seeking multiple opinions, Andrews said amputation was the only option to give her the best chance at a cancer-free life. Andrews underwent amputation surgery in March 2018.
But that’s not where her story ends. She’s since started her own foundation, “Move for Jenn,” which raises funds to issue grants for sarcoma research and amputees who need prostheses.
As part of her 3-year cancer-free anniversary, the Move for Jenn Foundation decided to issue three grants. Due to the pandemic, the first two recipients received their prosthetics virtually.
But on Wednesday, Andrews pulled off an in-person surprise. The recipient was Staci Vredeveld.
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