Today, Emmy Rickert gave birth to her second healthy baby, 3 years after her diagnosis at age 24 with triple-negative breast cancer. Her story continues to inspire and provide hope to young women diagnosed with breast cancer in their child-bearing years. Emmy is the face on our Web site, as well as a prominent photo on the cover of our book. Congrats Emmy and Kelly Rickert.
Two years after a double mastectomy and chemotherapy for an aggressive triple-negative tumor, Emmy Pontz-Rickert of Ypsilanti Twp., MI delivered a healthy baby girl, Grace.
Emmy Pontz, of Lansing, MI, was 24 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent chemotherapy before her mastectomy and reconstruction. Pontz, 26, just announced she is engaged and expecting a baby. We will tell her story and those of other young survivors in a chapter in our upcoming book.
Sara Erzen was 35 and in the second trimester of pregnancy when she found a lump in her breast. She underwent chemotherapy during the second trimester of her pregnancy and gave birth to a healthy baby girl in March. Her story will be told in our upcoming book. Here, with her oldest daughter, Katey Skerratt, 11, Erzen promoted breast cancer awareness at the 10th annual Henry Ford Health System luncheon to benefit the Josephine Ford Cancer Institute and the Francee & Benson Ford Jr. Breast Care and Wellness Center at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital. The event funds breast cancer technology improvements and other services at the two centers.