Survivor Story: Finding Comfort in Country Music
Susan G. Komen once again has paired with country music singer Jason Aldean to honor breast cancer survivors at concerts along his 2016 We Were Here tour. In the United States, there are currently over 3 million breast cancer survivors. Every survivor has a different story, all equally moving and inspiring.
Susan G. Komen asked contestants from across the U.S. to share their story or that of a close relative or friend for a chance to win concert tickets and a special backstage meet-and-greet experience with Jason Aldean himself. Contestants were asked to share their story of survivorship, their involvement with the breast cancer movement, and what a meet and greet with Jason Aldean would mean to them.
Kiersten Mulvey submitted a story on her mom’s behalf and won the chance to see Jason Aldean’s concert in Camden. According to Kiersten, her mom is not only the ultimate Jason Aldean fan, but a true fighter and survivor of breast cancer. Kiersten decided to enter the contest in hopes that her mom – a woman who she says deserves the world – would get to meet the man that helped her through some of her darkest days. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, Kiersten knew life was about to change for her entire family, and it did. However, it was Jason’s music that helped her mom pull through those tough times.
Today, Kiersten’s mom has been cancer free for 6 years and is doing better than ever, living an even healthier lifestyle than before her cancer. Not only has she beat cancer, but she has lost over 60 pounds in the past year. Kiersten describes her mom as the ultimate role model but she is also an inspiration for all women and men currently battling the disease.