Welcome to my personal page for Team Unisys!
I Am 1 in 8!
Did you know that 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime? In June 2011, she became me. Initially diagnosed as Stage 1 and after radical surgery on my birthday in August 2011, I was then informed cancer was spreading quickly and I probably wouldn't make it to my 5 year mark because within 2 months I was now stage 3 almost 4. My survival rate went from 92% to 19%. Happy birthday to me! From there came radical chemotherapy, radiation, a weakened heart and dangerously mobile blood clot on the heart which were side effects of chemo. I share my story with you because I believe with your help we can prevent other women from having to take the same journey. There is no cure and our best protection is early detection. As a former cancer patient of University Hospital, I know how important early detection is. It can truly be the difference between life and death.
As the Captain of Team Unisys, my team and I are excited and working hard to support University Health Care Foundation’s Miracle Mile Walk! The Miracle Mile Walk supports University Hospital’s Randy W. Cooper, M.D., Center for Breast Health Services and Mobile Mammography Unit, which provide life-saving screenings to women in our community regardless of their ability to pay. No woman is ever turned away from the mobile unit! On behalf of University Health Care Foundation and the patients whose lives are saved thanks to your generosity, we are grateful for your participation and partnership. We also encourage you to sign up and get in on the fun!
Even if you can’t walk with me or us, you can still support every step of the way by making a monetary donation to help Team Unisys reach its fundraising goal.
Every pink ribbon tells a story and we want to give others a chance at survival to tell theirs!
Kesia Ellis - Team Unisys Captain and breast cancer survivor