Counselor brings real awareness to Pink Out game

by Gaby Krengel | staff writer

Four years ago counselor Brady Weaver was diagnosed with breast cancer.

“I was first diagnosed in 2017, and I was stage two at that time,” Weaver said. “I went under traditional treatment, chemo, radiation, and I had three surgeries in that first round.”

After nine months of remission, the cancer returned and spread everywhere.

“I’ve had a total of eight surgeries now, including a three limb surgery where they put a rod in my femur, plates and screw and my tibia, and plates and screws in my elbow,” Weaver said.

According to Weaver, the cancer has now stabilized.

“No new growth but nothing has shrunk either; with stage four it’s incurable, so I’ll never be in remission again. I’ll always have it,” Weaver said.

Throughout her treatment, Weaver has gotten much support from family and friends. 

“So I kinda started hashtags very early on so my hashtags are #weaverswarriors and that’s kinda my support group it’s called Weavers Warriors, and I have #tacklebreastcancer because I love football, and my family is a football family. #powerofpink, and #powerofprayer, and #surrondedbylove. My support group is huge,” Weaver said.

Weaver says the support has really helped her through the journey.

“I was here at Johnson when I had my second diagnosis and when it went to stage four, so I was here when that happened and everyone was just super supportive,” Weaver said. “There were lots of fundraisers and stuff that the Johnson community has surrounded me with,” Weaver said.

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