In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Grunt Style is celebrating with those who have beat this disease. Grunt Style will highlight 4 veteran thrivers who have survived Breast Cancer and their journey to remission. By telling their stories we hope to support and encourage those suffering from Breast Cancer to continue their fight and believe in their recovery and their future.
The Grunt Style Foundation will also be donating $10,000 to Breast Cancer Wellness Magazine and the Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation.
For these women, the taste of wine, the singing of birds and the smell of their children's hair is not a thing they will ever take for granted. Share with them the joy of life, hear the voice of their struggle, and witness their ultimate triumph -- and perhaps more importantly, share in the lessons given: take no blessing for granted, and fight on no matter what.
Meet Marine Corps Veteran Maggie Rose Hundshamer- Moshier. After discovering a random lump in the shower, Maggie was diagnosed at the age of 33 with stage 3 cancer. She soldiered on bravely through the entire ordeal, leaving her incredibly exhausted but ultimately triumphant. After her battle with cancer, she was told there was only a 1% chance of birthing a child. No matter the odds, she never lost faith. And just 4 months ago, that faith was rewarded when Maggie and her husband welcomed their first child! It is safe to say that miracles can indeed be real. Maggie is currently pursuing her nursing degree and told us she wishes to work in Oncology. She genuinely feels in her heart that she belongs in a place where she can help others going through the battle against cancer -- and we are inclined to believe she will do just that!
Meet Erica Baltazar, a Navy veteran who underwent a double mastectomy at the age of 23. This all happened near the end of her service in the U.S. Navy. Due to her youth, she never could have imagined being in that position, yet there she was. Discover how Erica struggled to get VA appointments for 2 years before starting her reconstruction process. Due to her health at the time of her recovery, she was told that she might not have kids. Despite all her fears and after years of trying, Erica and her husband have been blessed with two beautiful children. Erica’s passion is projecting her voice; she strives to advocate for others and encourages you to find a good support group that can relate to you!
A current 16-year air force servicemember. She was diagnosed in July 2019. She had a bilateral mastectomy, but she is now cancer-free thanks to her strong will and support from others. It was inspiring to hear how Latrease served her country proudly while battling cancer at the same time. She was fighting two battles at once, but she never backed down. The mission comes first as an airman, but everything she did was for her two sons, who were 9 and 7 at the time. Her two kids helped and supported her throughout rehabilitation. Now cancer-free, she believes that her faith and family helped her be strong through the entire journey. She seeks to provide the same mentorship and advice to other young females who are currently fighting cancer. She enjoys spending time with her family and is expecting a miracle baby boy in just a few weeks! We are excited for her and the arrival of her baby!
This is one tough lady, and if you think Cancer could ever change a person, Kat proves that it can be for the better. Now she dances when you’re looking, sings when you’re listening, and no one takes her smile away. You notice about Kat right off the bat that her face always defaults to joy (and kindness) -- and we are proud to share her energy and story with you.
The Grunt Style Foundation is excited to award an all expenses paid cruise to four thrivers this Breast Cancer Awareness Month to celebrate new challenges, new life, and new opportunities as they embark on the next chapter of their journey. We are thrilled to announce that our thrivers will embark on their newest journey in February 2023 with a trip to the Caribbean. We are proud to salute their service to our great nation and honor them for having the courage to help and empower others within their communities.