I was diagnosed with triple
negative, metaplastic breast cancer in February 2017 at the age of 32. I
underwent a bilateral mastectomy, expander, fertility preservation, 8 rounds of
chemotherapy, and finally reconstruction.
I had no family history and no BRCA
genetic mutations, so breast cancer and treatments were very foreign to me. I
had no kids, was single and was climbing the corporate ladder, and was at a
loss for a support system. So, I created my own - one made up of family and
friends that were always there for me in one way, shape or form via the
Facebook group I started.
As I progressed through treatment, 6-month check-ins
and was ultimately diagnosed as CURED in February 2020, I was finally able to
put my experiences into words; and so I wrote WARRIOR: Challenge Accepted.
WARRIOR is the book I wished I had when I was first diagnosed. It's raw, real
and uncensored. It takes away the fear of the unknown - for both the patient
and the support squad. In October, 10% of net proceeds will be donated back to
breast cancer causes to help women in need - especially in this crazy time!