Cancer survivor and Thunder fan, spreading joy through care packs

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Just like the Thunder fighting for game six in the NBA playoffs against the Memphis Grizzlies Thursday night, an Oklahoma City woman has been fighting ovarian cancer for the past year, going through dozens of chemotherapy treatments.

“Cancer can’t steal my Thunder,” said Warren.

Tarah Warren is ready to watch another playoff game, a temporary escape keeping her spirits up, during treatment after treatment.

“The Thunder just brought me a lot of joy when I was at my worst and I couldn’t get out of bed,” said Warren.

Warren has been battling ovarian cancer for just over a year, finishing her 40th chemo treatment two weeks ago.

Now, she’s passing on positive vibes to other cancer patients, giving away survival kits packed with crackers, chap stick and more.

“Green tea, which is really great for detox for all those toxins you get from chemo,” said Warren.

Warren said her bag service is called “tenaciously teal,” the color representing ovarian cancer awareness.

The goal, to put a smile on others faces.

“All these things are very helpful and things you wouldn’t think about bringing with you, so it’s very nice,” said Jacquelyn Pendergarft, Leiomyosarcoma cancer patient.

Pendergart is undergoing her first chemo treatment and said her mentality has to be stronger than the physical battle.

“You have to look on the good side of everything, that’s the only way to get through,” said Pendergarft.

Of course, she’s a Thunder fan too.

“Thunder up,” said Pendergarft.

“The Thunder have to keep fighting, they have to keep the faith, they have to be strong,” said Warren.

Warren is in the process of making “tenaciously teal” a non-profit organization.
For more information, visit her social media page HERE.


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