GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO)- A local mother, who's just 24 years–old, is about to go through something no one should ever have to.
Megan Kemmis is fighting breast cancer and will undergo a double mastectomy at the end of this month.
Her story began by marrying her high school sweetheart and giving birth to a beautiful baby boy. Then, her picture perfect life came to a halt.
Kemmis says, "It was really quick. I went from being a newly wed and a new mother to having all of that threatened."
On July 1st, she was diagnosed with breast cancer in both breasts.
But Kemmis says her 18 month old son is enough reason to try and beat the cancer. She says," He's my reason. He is why I wake up in the morning. He makes me keep going after my chemo treatments. When I think I can't take it anymore he just runs in screaming yelling nemo and he's my reason to get up and keep going."
Kemmis says cancer is the worst thing anyone can go through, and she's hoping a double mastectomy at the end of the month will make her cancer free.
To support Kemmis' fight you can start a relay for life group in her name or you can attend a benefit party for her at Axis Nightclub on Thursday night, January 21st.