Occupation – Bereavement Assistant Bon Secours Bereavement Center
Children - 3 wonderful children, 3 darling grandchildren and 1 well behaved rescue dog.
When were you diagnosed? April 1999
Treatment location? I was later given six treatments of chemotherapy at Fairfax Hospital in Vienna, Virginia.
How was it found? I woke up one morning to find my hand resting on a lump in my breast. That day my doctor diagnosed me with breast cancer
Do you have a family history of breast cancer? Yes, My mother’s sister had breast cancer twice – when she was in her 40s and then again in her 70s.
As a woman what gives you your strength?
Briefly state in your own words something about yourself that you want people to know.
When I was diagnosed with cancer, I decided one of the most important factors in my treatment was a “positive attitude.” I replied on: God, my family, and friends to keep that good attitude throughout the entire treatment process. Considering I am a 14 year survivor, I have to admit it worked! Thanks to my great support and wonderful doctors, I am now able to enjoy not only my 3 wonderful children but also “sleepovers” with my 2 granddaughters, Leah and Casey, and visits to my grandson, Brandon.
One person CAN make a difference......be that person