Washington, DC. CTCA lung cancer survivor-advocate, and DC native, Montessa Lee represented Team Draft at FedEx Field on Sunday. Montessa watched the Redskins take on the San Francisco 49ers, with Team Draft co-founder Chris Draft and other Redkins Alumni.
Montessa Lee is an author of He Whispered Life, advocate and educator. She holds a Master’s degree in Special Education from Johns Hopkins University. Montessa is an active member in her church and participates in various lung cancer advocacy opportunities.
He Whispered Life unfolds the riveting life journey of Montessa Lee and her battle to survive and overcome the disparaging diagnosis of Lung Cancer. This book beautifully captures Montessa’s story of hope and transformation through her deep faith in God. It also provides an insightful look into the unique world that cancer patients and caretakers grapple with and draws attention to need to reexamine cancer funding. This book will provide inspiration and a mirror to overcome for anyone facing challenges in their life.
In 2012, we launched our inaugural Team Draft Survivor Series initiative on CNN during a nationally-televised prime time special focusing on lung cancer and our National Campaign to Change the Face of Lung Cancer. Our Survivor at Every Stadium, leverages our connections with the NFL, its teams and players with our relationships with many of the top cancer centers in the country. As a part of our International Campaign, the games allow us to celebrate our survivors, raise awareness, and give hope to those battling the disease, as well as shine a light on the important work being done at cancer research and treatment centers around the country.
Team Draft’s goals are to create a unique experience for participating survivors and to raise awareness on a local, national, and international level by using each game and each survivor’s story to weave a broader narrative about the state of cancer and the hope that now exists for those battling the disease.
Special thanks to the Washington Redskins, Redskins Community, the NFL and all of our Team Draft supporters for helping make this event possible.