Meet Dr. Jen Pratt, the lady doctor who defeated the emperor of all maladies.
She was diagnosed with Bone cancer 20years ago, and now she’s back in the very place that saved her life but as a doctor.
She was 11years old at that time and had to undergo chemotherapy for a year and then the surgery to remove the tumour in her leg. “Rather than being just a kid, I was forced into a world of doctor appointments, scans, hospitalizations, and surgeries”.
Jen soon learned that despite how overwhelming the situation was, the only thing she could do was to take the challenges one day at a time as she fought through chemotherapy and surgical interventions done in an effort to save her life.
She still has a scrap book chronicling her battle with cancer. Around that time,Jen figured out what she wanted to do when she grew up.
“I wanted to give back and support other families the way that I felt so supported, from that point on I knew that I wanted to go into medicine,” she said.
So now Jen is Dr. Pratt. Not only that, she cares for kids in the same hospital Children’s St. Paul where she was diagnosed and treated.
“It’s really incredible to be able to walk down these halls and feel like I’m delivering the care that I felt so impacted by as a child,” she said. “And honestly, it’s a privilege to be able to work here. I love it. I love my job.”