LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — With her Pink Carpet Cupcakes, Jennifer Wilson hopes to do more than just feed people.
She wants to inspire them as well.
The cupcakes are not just a business. Wilson tells CBS2’s Health Reporter Lisa Sigell that they are also a labor of love.
It was May of 09. “I felt a lump. And I know my body very well. It did not feel normal,” says Wilson.
The then 34-year-old didn’t have medical insurance at the time, but through a program with the Susan G. Komen Foundation, she got a free mammogram and biopsy.
Wilson got the gift of early detection. The doctor said she was young and otherwise healthy. But Wilson says, “It didn’t change the fact I had breast cancer. It was mind blowing.
She endured chemo, radiation, surgeries. Wilson says that even in the worst of times, she kept her faith.
“I came through with flying colors. And I’m here today as a survivor. And I am more thankful than I could ever be,” Wilson said.
So, too, are her children who stood by their mom through the entire ordeal with love and support
“She’s a very joyful person so she always believed she would make it and I believed she would make it,” said son Maliq Blake, a fashion designer.
Wilson is hoping the cupcakes she hands out during the Race for the Cure, will help spread awareness.
“She just taught me certain values in life, that your circumstances don’t define you. You have the capability to do whatever you want in life. And she’s clearly a living example of that,” said daughter Malia Blake, a model.
Wilson bakes with agave. For more information about her cupcakes, click here.