A UTSA student who is battling breast cancer is embarking on a new challenge in hopes of beating the disease for good. KSAT introduced viewers to Julie Sou back in April.
It's been a difficult road since Sou was diagnosed at age 26, but the past several months have been promising.
"The treatment is controlling the cancer from spreading, and he doesn't have a time frame, well, how long I'm going to be on it, so it's just going to be indefinitely," Sou said.
As she undergoes treatment she's doing what she can to stay in good spirits. "I feel good. I'm doing a lot of eating healthy, and exercising, and surrounding myself with positive people," Sou said.
Some of those positive people are Cindy Matteson and Carm Russell, two of the members of Cindy's Pink Ninjas.
The group raises money for The Komen Foundation and patients in need like Julie Sou.
"We are just determined to do the best that we can with as many possible fundraising ideas as we can," Carm L. Russell said.
A breast cancer survivor herself, Carm and the rest of the team are helping Julie raise money for an alternative therapy she needs. Julie must raise over $20,000 to give her that fighting chance.
"We all respect each others decisions, and we're there to support each others decisions and it's really kind of a great group. We recognize Julie's need and we want to help her raise some money," said Russell.
A fundraiser for Sou will be held on Oct. 6, which also happens to be Julie's 28th birthday.
It's at the Sonic on TPC Parkway across from Johnson High School. The group will sell Sonic coupon books and the Sonic location is also giving them 10 percent of the day's sales.