Heather Hewitt was diagnosed with stage IV stomach cancer in June 2012 when she was only 25 years old. Heather’s initial symptoms were stomach pain, nausea, vomiting blood, and feeling bloated after eating. After 2 rounds of chemotherapy, medication, and lots of prayers, Heather’s cancer was in remission in May 2013.
Heather is from a small town in Tennessee and lives there with her husband and 2 children: a daughter age 5 and a son age 3. She currently works 2 jobs as a Customer Service Representative for Hoover/Oreck and as a Lead Teacher for her family’s childcare facility. She also is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. Heather is dedicated to raising more awareness about the disease, raising funds for a cure, and helping others who are affected by stomach cancer.