Reflections on life and Tennis with Andrea Jaeger

Subscribe: iTunes / Spotify

In this episode of The Optimized Mind, Dr. Kate talks with Andrea Jaeger in the first of a 2-part series. Andrea is well-known as being the number two women’s tennis player in the world at the age of 16 in the 1980’s, before pivoting to a life of humanitarian work and service. This is a robust conversation about Andrea’s early life and experiences on the professional tennis tour, in which Andrea shares powerful insights setting the stage for her current life and service based work. We will dive into this next week in the second part of our 2-part series. 

Little Star Foundation started because life showed a 15-year-old tennis phenom, Andrea Jaeger, that children facing cancer or trauma endure their struggles for more than one day. For over 37 years,

Little Star Foundation has provided long term care and a better quality of life for children with cancer and children in need, their families and communities, through financial assistance, education, medical support, therapeutic play and outreach care programs.

​Little Star participants find fuller lives, increase their motor skills and self-esteem and lead more engaging, purposeful and enjoyable lives, regardless of their diagnosis.

​Andrea Jaeger became the #2 ranked professional tennis player in the world at the age of 16. She gave all her pro tennis earnings, (millions of dollars), to help others. For over 37 years Andrea Jaeger has devoted her life to bringing long term care and a better quality of life to children, families and communities in the United States and the world facing disease, disaster, poverty and other devastating hardships.

To Learn More, visit:

Listen to more episodes on Mission Matters: