Occupation – Administrative Assistant for Capital One
Children – I have a lovely daughter, Shannon, age 31.She is a pharmacist living near San Francisco, CA with her husband. When were you diagnosed?June 2001
How was it found? When I discovered the lump I thought it could be a bone in the center of my chest from my ribs.Even though the lump felt very small like a pea it was 6 centimeters and had spread downward to my rib cage resulting in a mastectomy, chemo, radiation and reconstructive surgery.
Do you have a family history of breast cancer?2 aunts & 2 cousins
As a woman what gives you your strength? My strength comes from the memories of my mother, a great role model.She had faith and would never let anything pull her down.Plus I am lucky to have great supportive friends.
Briefly state in your own words something about yourself that you want people to know.
I have learned that it's through life's ups and downs that one is truly experiencing a life worth living, for without the peaks and valleys of life it would be like someone on life support without a heart beat at all.
One person CAN make a difference......be that person