Welcome Brooke Hart our new collegiate intern
Brooke Hart is entering her senior year as a Non-Profit Leadership Studies student at the University of North Texas. Brooke was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a bone cancer when she was ten years old. She endured 12 months of chemotherapy, 26 rounds of radiation, and surgery to remove her tumor. During her surgery, she was left paralyzed from the waist down, but with the help of an incredible physical therapy team at UT Southwestern, she was able to regain a tremendous amount of function. She is now 11 years cancer free and is able to walk with the help of forearm crutches.
Brooke is from Mckinney, Texas; she has two sisters, an older and younger, and in her spare time, she enjoys being with family and going out with her sorority sisters. She has interned with 1 Million 4 Anna, another childhood cancer-centered non-profit, and after graduating this year, she hopes to continue her career in Nonprofits with a focus on childhood cancer.
Brooke and her family were impacted and supported by various non-profits when she was fighting, each of which provided some sort of relief and hope, and that is why Brooke has chosen to go into the field of childhood cancer non-profits. She is committed to working tirelessly until there is a cure for the disease that has affected and taken too many of her friends. Brooke was introduced to Team Connor this past summer through her friends at her previous internship. She has a strong passion for helping serve other families and children that are going through what she and her family went through. Brooke is excited to continue her work behind the scenes of nonprofits and build more relationships with fellow fighters, survivors, and their families.