After losing multiple women in my family, including my mother, very young to breast and ovarian cancer, I chose to have genetic testing. I was found to be positive for the BRCA1 mutation.
Once I had researched options, spoken to many health care providers and genetic counselors, had many conversations with friends and family,and years of soul searching, I came to the conclusion that the best option for me would be risk reducing surgeries.
I've learned so much from my experiences, and continue to learn more every day.
I'm grateful for the opportunity to utilize modern technology, and to enjoy seeing my children grow, as my mother and other female family members were unable to do.
I am the local Ambassador for a wonderful organization called Bright Pink, (bebrightpink.org) and am also actively involved with another great organization ( my mother founded locally) called The Wellness Community.
I currently work for a non-profit organization for women and am the very busy mother of two wonderful children.