Leading Cancer Care

Jen’s Story

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Jen Barber was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2010. As a young single mother of two, Jen’s heroic battle with cancer is sure to tug at your heart strings. Hear Jen’s full story now.

Jen's Bio

I was born and raised in the small, college town of Crete, Nebraska. It’s located in the Blue River Valley, 28 miles from Lincoln and 87 miles from Omaha, Nebraska. I attended Southeast Community College of Lincoln after graduating high school, wanting to help people overcome personal obstacles.

In 2001, I became a Social Service Worker for the State of Nebraska helping families, women, and children in need. I decided to return to school in 2007, to obtain my Bachelor’s degree from Peru State College in Peru, Nebraska. Ever since, I have worked for the State of Nebraska in the CSE Finance Division of Health and Human Services. I enjoy volunteering for various charities within the community including the American Cancer Society.

Blessed with two boys, Joshua, 15, and Nicholas, 11, I am busy following their football, basketball, and baseball games year round. I love watching them compete! In my spare time, I enjoy being near the water, listening to music, working out, reading, photography, wine, and our chocolate lab, Copper.

“Life is what happens to you when you are busy making other plans…” ~ John Lennon

“There is in every true woman’s heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.” ~ Washington Irving