Tina Lee was diagnosed with breast cancer on October 17, 2018. &ldquo;I was shocked and terrified,&rdquo; she says. Then, Teri Baum, her friend and fellow teacher at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, stepped in to help. &ldquo;She told me, &lsquo;You are my priority &mdash; anything you need, I&rsquo;m here for you,&rsquo;&rdquo; Tina says. In recognition of her devotion to the friend she calls her sister, Teri Baum is one of four recipients of the 2020 Stefanie&rsquo;s Champions Award, which honors caregivers who give so much of themselves to others. Teri was able to anticipate many of Tina&rsquo;s needs because of her own cancer journey. She was diagnosed with cervical cancer 17 years ago and was treated at the OSUCCC &ndash; James. &ldquo;I was pregnant with my fifth child at the time,&rdquo; she says. &ldquo;So, I could relate to Tina on that level of having children and a family. I get it, I was there.&rdquo; Tina has two daughters, who were 13 and 11 at the time of her diagnosis. \"I told her, 'This is where I&rsquo;m supposed to be,'&rdquo; says Teri, who went into full organizational mode after Tina&rsquo;s diagnosis. Teri planned a meal train among friends that continued for five months and took Tina to the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center for tests and treatments, while &ldquo;[trying] to take my mind off all the serious stuff by trying to teach me to crochet,&rdquo; Tina says. During her own cancer treatment, Teri learned that it&rsquo;s OK to ask for help &mdash; that friends and family want to pitch in. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re similar,&rdquo; Teri says. &ldquo;We do for others, and when you&rsquo;re in the position of being the receiver of help, it can be difficult. You don&rsquo;t want to ask.&rdquo; Tina didn&rsquo;t have to ask for help, as Teri was there from the start. Tina&rsquo;s chemotherapy treatments lasted for five months. Whenever she was at the Spielman Center for chemotherapy, the texts and photos would start pinging on her smartphone. &ldquo;No one fights alone,&rdquo; says Teri, who took scores of photos of Tina&rsquo;s fellow teachers and her students. &ldquo;I&rsquo;d send her pictures every 15 minutes or half-hour to make the time go by for her. For her first [chemotherapy] treatment, everyone wore pink.&rdquo; Tina celebrated a year of being cancer-free on May 6. Throughout the day, the texts congratulating her and wishing her well poured in. &ldquo;Teri struck again!&rdquo; she says. Being recognized as a Step Up for Stefanie&rsquo;s Champion is special for Teri. &ldquo;When Tina called to tell me, I was blown away and told her, &lsquo;I met [Spielman],&rsquo;&rdquo; Teri says. &ldquo;I was at a dinner many years ago and Stefanie was the speaker and she was awesome. She said, &lsquo;Who takes their children to Disney World after they&rsquo;re done with their cancer treatment?&rsquo; I did and she did too. I felt this instant connection with her, and I got to talk with her after the dinner.&rdquo; Honor Stefanie's Champions by supporting cancer research. Register for the virtual 2020 Step Up for Stefanie's Champions event today.