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VeganMoni was born in 2010 after she was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. At the young age of 32, Monica was determined to fight and survive. She underwent a double mastectomy, chemo therapy and was in remission for years before she had a reoccurrence. In 2016 she was diagnosed with Metastatic Breast Cancer that had spread to her lungs and bones. Food has been an essential part of her recovery process and now is a fundamental key to her health.  VeganMoni ranges from healthy catering to teaching cooking classes and advocates for dignified food options in the desert community of Boyle Heights. She has worked with numerous schools, non-profits and her local community to create a platform for discussion, demonstrations and education. She has used these platforms to engage in conversation, talk about the obstacles in her community and find solutions.