NORTH HILLS, Pa. — Courtney Jones of North Hills is just 27 years old and has stage four metastatic breast cancer.
She told Channel 11 that she first noticed a small lump on her right breast around the start of the pandemic. But being so young, Jones didn’t think it was anything serious.
“I wasn’t worried about anything just being 27, healthy and active so just putting it off just doing virtual appointments,” Jones explained.
She finally made an in-person appointment in December 2020 but got COVID-19, so her visit got rescheduled for this past February. That was when doctors told her she had stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.
She is now fighting for her life and getting treatment which can be expensive.
That is why her coworkers at the Brush Creek Inn in Warrendale are holding her a fundraiser Saturday to help pay for her medical bills.
She says she is so grateful for her coworkers, friends and family during this tough time. She now has an important message for young people.
“Definitely listen to your body. You feel something weird going on, push for those appointments, push to get in,” said Jones.
The fundraiser will be held at the Brush Creek Inn Saturday starting 1 p.m. and it will last all day.