I grew up in Saint Paul, Minnesota and am just coming up on a year of living in Denver. I moved out to Colorado to enjoy the weather, snowboard, and spend as much time outside as possible.
At the end of 2016 my mother was diagnosed with stage three ovarian cancer. Over the course of the treatment process we also found out that she carried the BCRA2 gene. After several months of doctor's visits, surgeries, and chemo treatments, my mother's cancer was gone and she was able to begin the journey of returning to a normal life. The care and kindness of everyone we encountered during that process made our families lives so much easier.
That was a huge reason for me wanting to get involved in something that would give me a chance to give back. I read about The For a Day Foundation and loved the idea of helping a child's life not be defined by their sickness. I think that mission is very important and can't wait to do my part.
-Aidan Wren, Denver Local Chapter Director