Faces of a Warrior | 2016
Inspired, supported, and encouraged are not words normally associated with breast cancer. However, to shine light on such a difficult diagnosis and journey, Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale launched the Faces of a Warrior Mentorship Program. Through this initiative, men and women are invited to share their story; from their breast cancer diagnosis to how they have thrived after it. Stories will be shared via our website, social media, eblasts, signage at event(s), as well as additional marketing pieces throughout the year.
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
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!
Age: 62 Profession: Retired Miami Dade County Correctional Officer Type of Breast Cancer: Stage II Breast Cancer Number of years as a survivor: 20 years Relationship to Susan G. Komen: Race Participant My 20 year journey has given me strength and courage to live life to the fullest. I was diagnosed with Stage II Breast Cancer on June 18, 1996. However, from the time my maternal grandmother lost her battle
Being diagnosed with Breast Cancer has been the hardest shock of my lifetime. I initially did not bring up the matter to my family, but on Thanksgiving Day 1998 I finally communicated to them ....
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999. At the time of my diagnosis, my daughter was very young and I had very little support throughout my treatment. I endured three rounds of chemotherapy and had one breast removed. Shortly after, I completed genetic testing...
My world stopped the day I was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer. I am certain God instructed me to check my breast. At first, I fought the idea of cancer and didn’t want it to be true, but I’m glad I found out when I did.