It is with great sadness that the Constructive Communication, Inc. team shares with you that Wendy Ward, Senior Vice President, passed away Friday night, May 17 at the age of 32. She is survived by her husband Chris, daughter Caroline (6) and son Jack (3).

For the last two years, Wendy has bravely fought breast cancer. During her battle, she inspired so many with her optimism and strength. In fact, last year she was chosen by Komen Columbus as their first "Most Courageous Mom Survivor."

Wendy was known to keep everyone in good spirits and make friends everywhere she went and with all whom she had contact. Her quick wit, compassion and dedication to being the best mom, friend, sister, aunt, daughter and employee never wavered.

Wendy celebrated her 10th anniversary with the company in April and during her battle, she continued to stay involved and work when her treatments allowed. In fact, many did not know about her cancer as she didn't want any special treatment. But even when she didn't have the strength to carry her usual workload, she continued to be an advocate for all our clients and the industries we serve. From the early days when the company was just six months old and she joined as the second employee, Wendy quickly asserted herself as the voice for our organization and our clients. She was adamant about doing the right thing and was known for pushing clients to share that same passion and dedication to get the job done, and done right. Her tenacity and energy were contagious.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This will help women and families everywhere who are affected by breast cancer. These funds will go to support vital clinical and genetic research into the causes and treatment of breast cancer at over 70 leading medical institutions across the U.S. and around the globe. To donate, click here.