GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) At just 23-years-old, Megan Kemmis was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer. After several treatments, radiation and a mastectomy, Megan reached remission, beating the disease... but her luck didn't last long.
"After some routine testing they found ovarian cancer," she says.
And so her battle began again, but the outcome was the same.
Megan 2, cancer 0.
At the public unveiling of Mesa County's brand new pink fire engine Thursday, Megan was one of the first survivors to sign the truck.
"It's a true honor, I can't express enough how much it means to me," says Megan. "People are out there trying to spread the word, the message, the hope... there is hope out there."
During the month of October, each of the fire departments in Mesa County will be wearing and selling pink duty shirts. All the profits will be donated to Delaney Donates; a charity that helps local families struggling with cancer.
A worthy cause, but Megan says it's a struggle no one else should have to deal with... but for those who do, she has a simple, reassuring message.
"I tell them that there's hope, you cant give up, keep going... if I could do it, anybody can do it."