By: Shirley Pattan
Shirley lives in Minneola, Florida with her spouse, 2 of 5 kids, and three furbabies. She’s a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a small private practice, and works with an organization that provides counseling to women and caregivers impacted by ovarian cancer. She was diagnosed in 2017 with stage 3c ovarian cancer, and carries the BRCA 1 mutation. Currently, she is thriving while on targeted treatment for recurrent, metastatic ovarian cancer, and volunteers to raise greater awareness and advocacy for further research.