Every year the Glendora High School Pep Squad dedicates their entire year to a certain cause. This year the squad is dedicating their season to something very personal and emotional for all of the members of Pep, considering it is very at-home for one member of the team in particular.
Jazmyn Martinez is a senior at Glendora High School and also a three year member of the varsity cheer team. Martinez’s grandmother, Kris, was first diagnosed with Breast Cancer in September of 2009 and ended up successfully beating it.
Unfortunately, as of April of this year, Kris was diagnosed for the second time with stage four Metastatic Breast Cancer, meaning that this time the cancer had now traveled to her skull and bones, causing it to be now be Metastatic.
Pep is calling this dedication "Fight With Kris". Kris, being a very big role in Jazmyn’s life, was an obvious choice for Pep Squad to dedicate their year to.
“I think it is important to get the message out about my grandma because you never know how long you're going to have someone until something like this happens,” said Martinez. “It shows people to cherish the time they have with their loved ones.”
Although this is a very difficult time for Jazmyn and her family, they all continue to stay positive about the whole outcome which is uplifting and inspiring to others.
When Jazmyn was asked what helps her to keep a positive mindset, she was quick to answer. “My grandma is a fighter. It shows me that she hasn’t given up so neither should I.”
Jazmyn described her grandma as “loving” and “strong”. In light of all of this, Glendora Pep will continue to Fight With Kris.