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Mary’s Story (Breast Cancer)

I was diagnosed with breast cancer on October 1, 2013 – the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. From the outset, I vowed to be transparent, and open about my diagnosis and treatment in my journey. I wanted to share my journey in hopes of helping others along the way.

I had a mastectomy on November 5, 2013 and began chemo on December 6, 2013. I had four treatments, the last being on February 7, 2014.

I had so many blessings along the way, and God has used this journey in ways I never would have imagined. I have met awesome people I would not have met any other way. I overcame my fear of needles. I became closer to the Lord, and my faith increased.

My journey has included the blessing of becoming a 4th Angel Mentor to Kathy and Karen – a passion of mine. I hope that I will continue to be able to give assistance to others who are on this journey.

Submitted 11/16/2017

This story is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

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  1. Bella

    Way to Fight Like a Girl, Mary!

  2. Sophie

    What an amazing person you are Mary. Thank you for sharing your story and inspiring others.

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