Children: Daughter, Elizabeth
When were you diagnosed? November 2014
Treatment Location? St. Mary's Hospital; lumpectomy followed by double mastectomy via DIEP flap
How was it found? I am very lucky to have a doctor who ordered annual MRI tests due to my family
history. Thankfully the MRI found my cancer in its earlier stage.
Do you have a family history of breast cancer? Yes! My mother was diagnosed in June, 1991 at age 45
and again in January, 2013 at age 67. My sister was diagnosed with LCIS at age 37 and 39.
I find my strength from those who surround me as well as my inner self. Watching my daughter dance
and flourish in her art talent gives me purpose and fills my heart with so much joy. My mom has a true
understanding, not only as a mother but as a survivor. Compassion from the love of my life far exceeds
anything I've ever dreamed of having. It is the whole picture and not just the person. I am truly blessed
to have my friends and family lift me up. Oh ... .Iaughter! That's the best medicine!
Briefly state in your own words something about yourself that you want people to know.
I am the social butterfly, or so I'm told. I can talk to anyone or anything and somehow there's a
connection. I love the beach, dancing, art and anything Disney. I reconnected with my high school
sweetheart, Todd, just months before my diagnosis and now we're getting married! He is my happy
ever after! I love being a mom to my beautiful daughter who is the light of my life. With any diagnosis,
there are good days and bad days. I made the decision to use my diagnosis as an education platform
and have reached out to so many women (and men) through social media. I am just happy to have a
new take on life and helping others throughout the journey.
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