April Jefferson Award winner hero to breast cancer survivors

    Peg Pease is a breast cancer survivor for more than 13 years.

    Peg Pease is being called a cheerleader for breast cancer survivors.

    But that's not the only thing Pease has done to help those in her community.

    "I sing this song in the shower that says 'give me oil for my lamp, keep me burning, burning, burning,'" Pease said.

    Pease is a breast cancer survivor for more than 13 years.

    "It's tough, you're sort of wondering around, you have fears, you have doubts, you don't know what's going to happen but you just push through," she said.

    She's been coming to an exercise class for breast cancer survivors for years now and says she's never missed a day.

    "I actually was in the very first class, which it started in April 2004 and I am the only one still coming that was in that class," Pease said.

    This isn't just a normal class for her; women there call her their cheerleader.

    "I've got everybody's information and I keep them connected with emails," she said.

    Those same emails are uplifting and motivating. Pease calls it her top priority.

    "Our mission in life is to find our gift, but the real purpose in life is to give it away," she added.

    It's those gifts and cheerleading spirit that makes Peg Pease this month's Jefferson Awards winner.

    Each month FOX 42 and Nebraska Medicine will select a good Samaritan from our list of online nominations and announce their name on FOX 42 news at 9.

    They'll be given an award and will qualify for a trip to Washington, D.C.

    They just have to be 14 years or older.

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