When were you diagnosed? May 2014- exactly 1 week after discovering my Mom’s Breast Cancer turned into Stage 4 Metastatic Disease
Treatment location?- Virginia Breast Center – Dr. James Pellicane- Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital
How was it found? Yearly mammogram and breast biopsy
Do you have a family history of breast cancer? YES- Strong family history. Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992, 2002 and in 2014 Stage 4 Metastatic Disease. Maternal Grandmother also had breast cancer.
As a woman what gives you your strength? My Faith, Family and Friends
Briefly state in your own words something about yourself that you want people to know.
I married my best friend, Josh. He makes me laugh every day and is my rock.
I’m a Redskin Fan! I’m incredibly sill, love to laugh and spend time with my friends & family. I love Soap Operas and my favorite is Days of Our Lives, which I still watch every date.
My Mom is my HERO. Watching her go through her journey with Breast Cancer has fueled my own strength tremendously. I always said there was a silver lining to me being diagnosed exactly one week to the day after finding out she had metastatic disease. When life knocks you down get up and find YOUR silver lining.
One person CAN make a difference......be that person