Erica was diagnosed with potentially fatal Stage 4 Hodgkin Lymphoma on March 28, 2013. Her journey to survive her battle with cancer was very trying but after overcoming her obstacles, Erica is very passionate about inspiring people to have the d’zire to survive any challenges that they may face in their lives. Erica’s fight to survive lymphoma had its highs and its lows, however she didn’t give up even when at times her battle seemed like it wasn’t getting any easier. Through her unwavering faith and trust in God as well as exuding a positive attitude, she knew she could get through it all. Erica is the Founder of “Dzire2Survive” a cancer support and advocacy group that helps improve the quality of life of patients and their families touched by the lymphoma disease, by providing education and up to date information. Erica wants to inspire patients with peer to peer comfort to help them continue to fight and overcome their battle with blood cancers.
Erica is an ambassador with “The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society” and “The Lymphoma Research Foundation” where her story is featured this month on their Adolescent and Young Adult stories of hope page (https://www.lymphoma.org) with a host of other features such as the Sheen Magazine, Houston Style Magazine, Healthline, Cancer Today Magazine, CURE Magazine, with a host of other special features including LRF Lymphoma Awareness Campaign videos (Erase Lymphoma, Impacting LivesYoutube) sharing her amazing life changing survival story. Erica has raised over $5K in funds and cancer awareness April/Oct 20142016 with her team “Dzire2Survive” as they impacted so many lives at the Light the Night Walk with LLS and the Lymphoma 5k Walk with LRF.
Today, Erica continues her journey as Inspirational Speaker, Cancer Advocate, Founder of Dzire2Survive and her modeling career both runway and editorial fashion.
In Erica’s spare time she loves to travel and most of all spend time with her family and close friends. She loves the Lord and through Him, she enjoys helping others affected by cancer by sharing her empowering story. Erica’s motto that she lives by and share with other survivors is, “Never give up on your fight and continue to survive with your beautiful smile… Dzire2Survive”.
Never give up. Fight to survive your battle with Hope, Faith and Love.