JoJo Ruby-White is a breast cancer survivor, but that doesn't mean the woman didn't struggle with the disease. The Tampa, Florida-area resident, who was given the startling diagnosis in July 2009, opted to have a mastectomy and soon turned to the internet for support, according to WTSP News
However, Ruby-White was shocked to discover information about the procedure and reconstruction surgery was limited. That's when she decided to create her own website, My Mastectomy Online.
"I am simply a recent breast cancer survivor, one woman on a mission, to give the information I couldn't find when I needed it to those who need it now," Ruby-White told the news outlet.
The full-time mom is now a strong competitor in the Pepsi Refresh Project, which could win her a $25,000 grant. She is currently ranked 186 out of more than 1,200 applicants, and needs to be in the top 10 to be awarded the money.
also offers breast cancer patients tips and advice on battling the disease, and includes pointers from other survivors.