Tunisia Koonce

Tunisia Koonce

About Tunisia:

In May of 2006 Tunisia was 32 weeks pregnant and being told she had breast cancer. She was 35 and had one child at home. The next week she delivered a healthy 7 pound baby on Wednesday and started chemotherapy on Friday. Four months later she had a mastectomy and was told her prognosis was good. However after just a year she was told she had recurrent, metastatic cancer. Having a triple negative tumor there aren’t many treatment options. So Tunisia says she will be “fighting this battle for the rest of my life, unless we find a cure.” She got involved with the Rare Chair Affair for the art therapy and to raise funds for breast cancer research.

Tunisia’s Chair: Panthers Think Pink

This is the first year that UW-Milwaukee will participate in Milwaukee’s Susan G Komen Race for the Cure. As one of the co-captains of the team, I wanted to do something to commemorate this experience.