The Real MVP: Dodgers Recognize Bruin Breast Cancer Survivor
At 29 years old, Jessica Krouner was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. She is happy to be cancer free after a year of intense treatment including 6 rounds of chemotherapy and 6 weeks of daily radiation. Having completed her undergraduate degree, law degree, and now treatment at UCLA, she’s proud to be a triple Bruin!
Jessica was recognized by MLB as an Honorary Bat Girl at the Mother’s Day Dodgers Day game on Sunday, May 12th, where she celebrated the day surrounded by family and friends. Major League Baseball and all 30 MLB Clubs champion Mother’s Day every year to raise awareness and support for the fight against breast cancer.
Jessica feels incredibly lucky to be surrounded by an amazing support system. She couldn’t have done it without the love and support of her all-star team, which includes: her parents, her sister, who was a top-5 fundraiser in the Chicago Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure only 4 weeks after Jessica’s diagnosis last spring, her coworkers, her doctors and nurses, and her amazing group of friends. This all-star team helped Jessica approach every aspect of her treatment with strength, spirit and courage.
Jessica feels it is important to create awareness of breast cancer in young women. She is involved with the Simms/Mann-UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and Sharsheret, a nationwide breast cancer support organization for women. Through these connections, she hopes to broaden awareness surrounding breast cancer in young women and work on ways to support others in similar situations.