McCare Pratt is the true definition of a warrior woman personified, but even warriors cry from time to time. Mrs. Pratt is a vivacious thirty-two year old wife and mother that has an incredibly bright future ahead of her. By most accounts she is living the American dream. She married her high school sweet heart in 2006 and a year later the couple welcomed a beautiful, sassy, and fearless little lady named Bella. McCare is now raising her own family in her childhood home. For the last several years McCare has been busy enjoying life, working full-time in accounting for a local company. Her husband, Jason worked for years as a mechanic until back surgeries led him to his new career as a truck driver.
In December of 2013, McCare noticed a red blotch on her breast. After a couple of days when the blotch didn’t go away, she decided to pay a visit to her gynecologist. Her gynecologist assured her that it was probably just some type of infection and sent her away with a prescription for an antibiotic. When the antibiotic didn’t clear up the blotch, McCare was referred to a breast specialist. On January 9, 2014, Mrs. Pratt went in for her first appointment with the breast specialist. After an ultrasound, the specialist said “I am really worried”. Since then it has been a whirlwind of doctors’ visits, biopsies and chemotherapy for McCare. Her diagnosis is stage 3A breast cancer. McCare is now out of work on disability, and only receiving a percentage of her pay. When she initially found about her condition, she was most concerned about how her family was going to survive without her full income.
Mrs. Pratt faces four more chemo treatments, a double mastectomy and radiation in the months to come. After two chemo treatments, she had already started waking up to her hair falling out on her pillow. One weekend in February 2014, her husband lovingly shaved her head for her. McCare says that besides being sick, “losing her hair has been one of the worst parts of this ordeal”. She says “after Jason shaved my head, I just got in the shower, and cried and prayed and cried some more, and prayed some more. I am so thankful to God that we caught it and that it’s treatable. Despite it all I am still thankful”. McCare says she finds strength in her relationship with God and from all the support of her family and friends. She is a self-described homebody, who loves going to the movies with her daughter and cooking for her family and friends.
McCare Pratt is a fighter, and a true warrior woman! We look forwarding to seeing you on May 3, 2014, as we join McCare in her fight against cancer, and raise money to help her during this difficult time.