cancer grad

Breast Cancer Grad- Marissa

Breast Cancer Grad- Marissa

"My passion now is to help any person who comes behind me and has to fight this horrible disease. I don’t have all the answers, but I will try to point them in the right direction if I can. I also want to be a champion for minority women who have breast cancer. For whatever the reason may be, we lag behind when it comes to research studies and new treatment options. Especially when it comes to Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC). Just looking at the women on Instagram, more than half of them who have TPNBC are women of color. I want someone to research this and find out why!! TNBC is the most deadliest form of BC to have and in my opinion, not enough is being done to figure out why."

Breast Cancer Grad- Dana Donofree

Breast Cancer Grad- Dana Donofree

"I will say, I wish I started [emotional] therapy earlier. I always felt I was never “ready.” I was always trying to be strong; thinking I had to deal with everything on my own. This world is big, it’s complex, and you need help to navigate it. You can't always get that from your loved ones. Having someone else as the sounding board helping me work through my feelings and emotions, my anger and fear, has been incredibly healing. Asking for help doesn't make you weak, it makes you stronger."

 

Breast Cancer Grad- Danielle Cooper

Breast Cancer Grad- Danielle Cooper

"I also maintained a constant workout regimen that I used to take out my frustrations…I’d say the row machine was the most effective way of getting out all my anger during chemo. You have to turn that anger into something positive or it’ll eat you alive." 

Breast Cancer Grad-Heidi Kelly

Breast Cancer Grad-Heidi Kelly

"Take it easy, don’t push yourself too hard, your body will tell you what you can do. Talk about it, I let a lot of people in and met a lot of great people and helped some because I was so open about it. And live your life. Don’t let this stop you from doing whatever you want. You still can. I started a business. My husband and I travel as much as we can. You never know what will happen tomorrow, so don’t put it off."