Faces of a Warrior 20192019-07-19T17:20:27+00:00

Faces of a Warrior | 2019

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.

Catherine Massard Ribetti

My name is Catherine Massard Ribetti. On October 30, 2018, sometime after 4pm while still at the office, I received a call from my doctor. Just hearing his voice, I immediately knew something wasn't right... He was calling to give me the results of my biopsy done last week after having felt a small lump while showering 2 weeks prior. He said the words, "You have invasive ductal carcinoma, breast

Bethany Reeb-Sutherland

My name is Bethany Reeb-Sutherland. On April 7, 2016, I was told the news no woman wants to hear - "You have breast cancer". This news came just 2 weeks after having my second child. To treat my stage 3 breast cancer, I did it all - 4 months of chemo, a double mastectomy, and 29 rounds of radiation. Because my cancer’s growth is enhanced by estrogen, I had to

Keila Bautista

If you are calling me 2 days ahead of time for test results, this cannot be good.” – My response when I received phone call from my doctor, not the assistant within 72 hours after my biopsy. Read More...

Michelle Gordon

I have no family history of breast cancer, but I discovered my first lump in 2002 at 34 years old. Since then I was monitored by Dr. Torres-Salichs, and in 2015 I had a double biopsy down through MRI ...” Read More...

Lourdes Cambeiro

Never, ever, did I think that a moment as special and intimate as making love to my husband would change my life so drastically, make me feel so vulnerable and scared, yet help me appreciate life and its beauty so much …” Read More...

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