Survivor Stories

Dianne Sussman

My name is Dianne Sussman and I am a breast cancer survivor. I never imagined I would be diagnosed with breast cancer, but on November 11, 2009, I received the call no one should ever get telling me I had Stage 1 breast cancer.

Yvette Johnson Fish

My name is Yvette and I am a breast cancer survivor. I remember it like it was yesterday, walking into my doctor’s office after my annual mammogram six years ago, confident that I would receive good news...

Bertha Ross

Age: 76 Profession: Retired Media Specialist Type of Breast Cancer: Ductal carcinoma in situ Year of Diagnosis 2011 Number of years as a survivor: 5 years Relationship to Susan G. Komen: Volunteer My name is Bertha and I am a breast cancer survivor. When I was first diagnosed with breast cancer, I had so many unanswered questions. I had always dealt with cysts in my breasts and routinely had them

Pamela Moreno

Age: 48 Profession: Stay at home mom Type of Breast Cancer: Stage 3 Number of years as a survivor: 4 years Relationship to Susan G. Komen: Komen Fundraiser My name is Pamela and I am a breast cancer survivor. In 2012, I got the news that no woman ever wants to hear, “you have breast cancer.” At first, when I heard the words I thought she meant I “might” have

Nilda Mendoza

Age: 63   Profession: Retired Type of Breast Cancer: Estrogen Positive Breast Cancer Year of Diagnosis: 2013 Number of years as a survivor: 3 years Relationship to Susan G. Komen: Receives services from Komen grantee My name is Nilda and I am a breast cancer survivor. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago, my niece had just passed away from ovarian cancer. My family was so lost in

Patricia A. Parks

In November of 2013, I missed my annual mammogram, but a few months later, in March, I was able to schedule it. I went, as I did each year and expected to get the same results...