Hearing the words “You have cancer” can be the scariest three words a person ever hears, but for Kenzi Paquin of Springfield, she heard it twice. Paquin, a 31-year-old mother of 5, found out she had cancer after a pap smear at the age of 26. She had put it off for a bit but finally got it done and was told the news.
Less than three years later after she had been cleared of cancer, Paquin went back because she felt off. While there she found out she had stage 3 cancer.
Paquin says her biggest concern about the cancer diagnosis has been her 5 children.
Paquin has had her cancer spread to her lungs and offers words of encouragement to anyone who may be suffering from cervical cancer or another form of cancer. She says the most important thing to do is stay positive.
To follow her story, visit her Instagram and TikTok, where she has been able to get over a million views. For Paquin it’s not about the views, it’s about encouraging women to get pap smears regularly and to stay in charge of their body. Visit @kenzinichole_IG and tiktok at https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdhBfWTM/