Jennifer Ellen Branson
In 2007, at 450 pounds, Jennifer struggled to get around her own small apartment, let alone a 6k mud-covered obstacle course.
Deciding she deserved better she set a goal for herself - to get healthy and to one day join the Canadian Armed Forces. Since then she has lost more than 250 pounds, has learned to love herself and transformed her entire life.
As a member of the Canadian Mudd Queens team, this year Jennifer ran her first ever obstacle course race - Mud Hero Ottawa - and fell in love instantly! But even when she is not running a race herself, she can often be found volunteering somewhere on the mountain to cheer on teammates and complete strangers alike. Her endless positivity and selfless team spirit is infectious and a motivation to anyone who meets her.
In October, 2013 Jennifer received news of her acceptance to the Canadian Armed Forces. Fulfilling her dream, she is currently undergoing basic training.
Jennifer, we commend you for all you have accomplished. We want to thank you for your support and for your service to this country.