PHOTOS: The strawberry pink Sentara ambulances travel along Hampton Roads with a life-saving wish from “Miss Vicki” Prescott: that more women like her get an early fight against cancer.
“Prevention, prevention,” she said one recent sunny morning outside her RV home in Virginia Beach. “I’ve been very lucky.”
In October 1993, Prescott was doing sit-ups with her feet beneath a couch when a sharp pain shot through her chest. Then she felt a lump. She thought she’d only pulled a muscle but went to her gynecologist just to be safe. It turned out to be breast cancer, and doctors said her quick reaction saved her.
More than a decade later, her survival story inspired her coworkers at Medical Transport LLC to deck out one of the company’s ambulances in her honor. They used the color pink — synonymous with the international movement for breast cancer awareness — and adorned it with her name.