Jacqi Akert, a Nurse Practitioner at Aurora Health Center in Waukesha, is a shining light who reminds us that breast cancer can happen to anyone.
“I’ve been a nurse practitioner for more than 30 years in women’s health, and when I received my diagnosis, I was shocked,” Jacqi recalls. ” I thought I was immune to this and remember thinking, ‘this wasn’t supposed to happen to me.'”
Three years and five months cancer-free, Jacqi not only beat breast cancer, but also completed the Team Phoenix survivorship program. And her cancer journey has strengthened her outlook for those she serves.
“As a survivor, I’ve become a stronger advocate for those in need, “Jacqi says.
Jacqi, thank you for sharing your story and for being a champion in the fight against breast cancer!
Visit aurora.org/pinkpossible to learn more!