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.
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…
By: Tracy Milgram “Have you heard of a Knitted Knocker?” Well, if you haven’t and have underdone any kind of mastectomy without reconstruction, a unilateral or loss of a breast you need to NO more about Knitted Knockers. Knitted Knockers was founded in 2011 by Barbara Demorest, a Washington woman who could not have reconstructive surgery following a mastectomy. As…
BIOGRAPHY Dr. Michael J. Stein is a plastic surgeon in Manhattan completing a breast reconstruction fellowship at Lenox Hill Hospital and a Master’s degree in patient safety and healthcare quality at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Stein is a frequent speaker and presenter at national and international conferences and has authored numerous articles published in scholarly journals. His research focus is…
By: Brooklyn Cobb “I literally thought to myself what are the chances?” When I found out I was BRCA2 positive in 5 years ago, they suggested I do the prophylactic mastectomy and I remember saying to my doctor, c’mon what really are the chances?! I know having the gene increased my risk of having breast cancer in my life up…
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!