Your donation will help our mission to support previvors, survivors and thrivers regardless of genetic predisposition. Let’s eliminate barriers for women by sending care packages. These packages will include: robes with drain belts, two post mastectomy pillows and a post mastectomy bra. We believe everyone has the right to feel whole and feminine through this journey. Your donation matters
BRCAStrong strives to alleviate the emotional and financial burdens of women facing breast and/or ovarian cancer (regardless of genetic predisposition) through advocacy, direct assistance, empowerment and events.
By: LaWanda Fountain As of this year, I am a 12 year (left side) and 2 year (right side) Triple Negative breast cancer survivor. I didn’t find out until after a second genetics test, 8 years after the first, that I am also BRCA1 positive. It through me for a loop but answered a lot of questions. I try my…
By; Silvia Garcia In March of 2020 at the age of 32 I was diagnosed with IIB triple negative Breast Cancer. I also found out I carry the BRCA 1 gene. After 16 rounds of chemo I underwent a bilateral mastectomy and DIEP flap reconstruction. There were complications that ended up sending me back into surgery the next day. My…
By: Selin Esendagli Looking back on the last year, everything feels like a blur. It all moved so quickly, and even though I’m eternally grateful for that, it feels like I never got a real chance to stop, breathe and acknowledge it all. In July 2020 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Because I was only 23 at the time,…
KNITTED KNOCKERS SUPPORT FOUNDATION aka KnittedKnockers.org r1-4-21 We love to present the story of knitted knockers at every opportunity to help spread the word about the gift of knitted knockers to women who have had a mastectomy made by caring volunteers. Some of the points we like to include in interviews are: · Our mission is connecting volunteer knitters (and…
Cancer came to my life unexpectedly and I felt that I had no control over anything. I felt like the world was on my shoulders….all of it! I quickly realized that I had to be stronger for my son, my family. They were there for me and it was the least I could do. I will never say that the internal fight with emotions is over. I still struggle. It’s not easy, but the 1st thing to do is know what you are fighting for. If not for yourself, then who. The tricky thing is that you cannot help anyone if you don’t try to help yourself first. BRCASTRONG has been for me to help me be better at helping myself to help others. Everyone has a different story to tell, but we are all BRCA STRONG
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My name is Yesenia I am currently 49 years old. Seven years ago I was diagnosed with a triple negative invasive carcinoma breast cancer. I underwent 8 months of chemo and 13 rounds of high boost radiation.
I had an invasive bilateral mastectomy immediately due to the fact that I had 5 malignant tumors and under the risk of possible metastasis. This was one of the 14 major surgeries I’ve had to undergo throughout this journey.
It has not been easy but for God nothing is impossible! My faith and the love for my son have been my strength! Unfortunately three years ago I was diagnosed with lupus and presently under treatment for that! But giving up is not an option!
In the midst of my journey I met Tracy and was introduced to her organization BRCA STRONG! It has been my me of the many blessings my Lord has granted me! She has been of huge support to me, but most of all she’s my friend!
To all of you out there going through this journey, I can only say HOLD ON TO THE GOD!!! He is always faithful!! And NEVER LOOSE FAITH!