Survivor Stories

Cynthia Fernandez

I discovered a hard mass in my right breast while performing a monthly self-awareness exam. My findings were strange and I was immediately frightened. I was stunned, but when I finally came to, I instinctively knew to pick up the phone to call my mom.

Holly DeWitt

2015 can easily be described as one of the worst years of my life. There were several concerns weighing down on me, but on October 2015 I found out that the rollercoaster ride was just about to begin. No words can describe the whirlwind of emotions when the doctor told me I had breast cancer.

Silvana M. Granthon

Silvana M. Granthon: "I thought 2016 was going to be my year. So much to do, so much to accomplish! But on February 2016..."

Bethany Sutherland

Bethany Sutherland , "On April 7, 2016, a little over 2 weeks after having my second child, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 ER+ breast cancer."

Zoraida Chamizo

Age: 74 Profession: Finance/ Accounting Type of Breast Cancer: Ductal Carcinoma In Situ Number of Years as a Survivor: 26 years Relationship to Susan G. Komen: Race participant When I was diagnosed with Ductal Carcinoma In Situ 26 years ago, I was frightened. In those times, cancer wasn’t discussed openly, and my initial thought was the possibility of dying. Yet, I knew that no matter what I endured, I had

Kim Heard

I'll celebrate my 60th birthday as well as my 21st year as a breast cancer survivor at our Susan G. Komen® "Race for the Cure" on October 15th, two days early! Sheer bliss best describes the JOY and BLESSING of celebrating two phenomenal occasions at once!