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: Jennifer Carabillo April 16, 2021: Hi, my name is Jen and I would like to share my breast cancer journey, and yes I said “journey”. I was 34 years old when I got diagnosed. To me covid was a blessing in disguise. Last year in May I had left my fiancé of 7 years and moved back home. That’s…
Hi, my name is Ria @thisgirlisthriving👋🏽 I am located in Seattle, Washington. I am a wife and mother. I am faith filled and choose to walk by faith. I am a skin cancer survivor and breast cancer thriver. My breast cancer was found through a routine mammogram. I did not have any symptoms, nor history of breast cancer on either…
By: Cara Cappello In the fall of 2018 my doctor told me that due to my family history of cancer that I was a good candidate for genetic testing. So, I elected to have the test done. After 4 weeks the test results came back and I was told that I was at high risk of getting breast cancer due…
By Mila Knight (@milaknightsings) I was never one to care much what people thought until now. I lived my life freely and boldly, but people’s perceptions and expectations really weighed on me after my diagnosis. And sometimes it’s my own perceptions that trouble me, whether constantly contemplating my situation, questioning my decisions, or tempering my feelings from some degree of…
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!