In 2019, Erin Powell, a Senior HR Manager supporting PepsiCo Beverages North America (PBNA), and her husband, Thomas, were blindsided with news no one wants to hear. “It was Mother’s Day weekend,” she recalls. “And my husband was diagnosed with cancer. He was 30, worked out like a maniac and was the picture of physical health.”
At the time, their son, Hayden, was 8 months old.