When times get tough, this local woman is here to be a hero

Mitch Albom shows how Katie Larsen is helping patients and families impacted by cancer

Katie Larsen is a woman who, like many, had her life impacted by cancer. Her father survived pancreatic cancer in 2005, and it led Larsen to start a foundation to help others who go through the same experience she did. The Hero Foundation raises money for families who have children or parents fighting cancer. The money raised goes to help with everything from medical bills to providing gifts during the holiday season.

Katie and Jesse Jones, a board member with The Hero Foundation and brain cancer survivor, joined host Tati Amare in studio to discuss why many families dealing with cancer fight two battles. One that is medical and another that is financial.

Watch the video to see how you can help The Hero Foundation in its mission.