Penny Howell, a Survivor since 2012 My name is Kathleen “Penny” Howell. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in July 2012, underwent surgery and 32 radiation treatments, and have been in remission for 6 years. I was very fortunate that it was caught in its early stages before it spread. I am so thankful for the radiologist that didn’t like the look of the lump and talked me into having a biopsy to be better safe than sorry. Never once did I believe it would be cancer, but when that phone call came much sooner than I expected, I knew…Read More »
Kelly Benson, currently in treatment Breast cancer. Not me – it’s not in my family. Everything changed on 1/28/18 when I found “the lump” in my armpit. On 2/2/18, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I’m a mom of twin boys who are now 8. I work full time. This wasn’t supposed to happen, but it did. But now, I’m cancer free. I had a mastectomy and 14 lymph nodes removed on 3/2/18. The surgery was a success! I was ready to start chemotherapy 2 weeks later, then got the best news of this journey – I didn’t need chemo!…Read More »
Pamela Buselli My name is Pamela Breckenridge Buselli. I am an active flight attendant for Delta Airlines, married , and mother of one married son . I am deeply honored to be part of this important program that recognizes the survivors of Breast Cancer disease and continues to work toward a cure. My personal story began on my 60th birthday (September 12th) three years ago when I was diagnosed with early stage invasive breast cancer following a routine annual mammogram. Our family had previously prepared for a trip to a small fishing village in Sicily to celebrate the birthday…Read More »
Laura Pedro Mucci Walking in celebration of her mother, a Survivor since 2005 My experience with Breast Cancer hasn’t been what it has to some of you. I’ve been lucky thus far, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t – doesn’t scare the crap out of me. My Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer 14 years ago and had her last chemo treatment 13 years ago this Halloween. She is healthy and thriving, thank god. I was 20 at the time and my younger sister was just 11. When you’re that young you immediately expect the worst and I couldn’t imagine…Read More »
Leslie Ghorbani, Survivor since 2017 My name is Leslie Ghorbani and I am a one year cancer survivor. I am 63 years old. I felt like an animal in front of headlights when I learned of my diagnosis. I was feeling healthier than I had been for some time. I was numb and petrified, frozen in that moment. Gratefully, my family was my rock providing unwavering and loving support. My daughter flew home before my second surgery and spent a week devoted to me. I’m a believer life happens for a reason; constant in change. Seven years ago, we proudly…Read More »
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