Suzi’s Story

Last spring, I bought a new bra and felt some discomfort when I took it off. I had a mammogram, a biopsy and then learned I had breast cancer. I was in shock and cried not just for myself but for my father. He had already endured my grandmother’s passing due to this terrible disease. I was worried about my Dad and this 2nd journey due to my diagnosis.

Having gone through this journey, I feel I’m part of a sisterhood.

I am a single, working mom raising 2 kids. At the time, I was also going to college working on a Bachelor’s degree. Through this experience, I have come to realize my true strength completing my degree while in treatment. I am grateful to have the support of family and hometown friends through social media.

Community service is important to me and I feel it is important to be involved. Having gone through this journey, I feel I’m part of a sisterhood. I feel I can help save the lives of others through Komen. There are so many underserved in our community. Promoting awareness about early detection is very rewarding and self-fulfilling. I hope to see you at the Race for the Cure!  ~Suzi

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