Brenda Garza, who has fought breast cancer twice and won, still keeps up the fight.
A community engagement representative with GenCure, Garza was first diagnosed and treated at the age of 28. The cancer returned three years later, but with strong support from her family and coworkers, she survived.
The struggle showed her something else: There were few resources available for Spanish-speaking people with cancer in the Detroit area, where she lived at the time.
“I saw the need to have resources and education in Spanish,” she said. “I thought, ‘What happens to people like me who are bilingual but don’t have the knowledge or vocabulary in English to understand a diagnosis like cancer?’”