This week on Cervivor JR is the featured writer! I didn't expect his words to have such an impact on me, honestly, I didn't expect words at all. It was during a Cervivor School Hoosier planning conference call that the idea of wanting to hear from a caregiver came up, we wanted to hear what it is like to support someone with cancer. I said "I don't think JR would write it, he doesn't really write about feelings" but I sent him the questions anyway. It was 11:30 at night when I sent him the questions and I awoke at 6:00 in the morning to an amazing message from him. I cannot describe how it felt to see my cancer through his eyes. Please take the time to hop over to the Cervivor Blog and read JR's powerful message.
Erica is a 32 year old cervical cancer advocate who is out living cancer for the third time. When she isn’t advocating for cervical cancer and HPV awareness as a Cervivor Ambassador, she previously oversaw the STEM program at the school where she was an educator; she now helps coordinate the robotics program. Erica enjoys spending time with her husband and son in their Indianapolis neighborhood, as well as pursuing new and adventurous hobbies. She can most recently be found fawning over kayaks and daydreaming of returning to whitewater kayaking with First Descents, an organization for young adults impacted by cancer.