Lisa Quinn is a 38-year-old Springdale native. She attended Springdale High School and The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She earned a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and went on to teach at Walker Elementary school for 13 years. She decided in April 2015 to take a year off teaching to focus on just being a mom to her 6-year-old son, Cooper, and 3-year-old daughter, Karis. That following July she had some pain and felt a knot under her right breast. A doctor’s appointment the next morning led her to a stage IV breast cancer diagnosis and her reason for not working quickly changed.
Lisa believes that her job now is to educate adults about metastatic breast cancer. She dedicates much of her time talking in front of groups about how she discovered her cancer, the diagnosis process, and advocating for Metavivor. She met Kelli Parker on Facebook and knew immediately that she and her husband had to become involved with The Northwest Arkansas Metsquerade. Lisa has been in treatment for the last 20 months and is responding well to her current treatment. Lisa is thankful for having minimal side effects and lives a relatively normal life. She enjoys watching her son play sports, cuddling with her daughter, and hanging out with her family and friends. She is hopeful for many more years planning Metavivor fundraisers, especially The Annual Metsquerade and watching her children grow up.
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