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Leslie Ghorbani

By Dewey MacMillen | July 2, 2018

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…

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Lorraine Linehan

By Dewey MacMillen | June 25, 2018

Lorraine Linehan, Survivor since 2011 My story began May 16, 2011; ten days before my 47th birthday. Cancer was detected during an annual mammogram screening. In the days and weeks to follow I had one biopsy procedure that lead to another and yet another. The final result: three tumors in one breast and diagnosis of Invasive Ductal Carcinoma …. Yikes! Those three words rang in my mind over and over. The knot in my stomach tightened at the thought of having to share this information with my husband, son, siblings, family members and close friends. I vividly remember being very…

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Hope Baldi

By Dewey MacMillen | June 13, 2018

Hope Baldi, Survivor since 2013 The Story of Hope – My story At the age of 47, just a week shy of my 48th birthday and after a recent annual visit for a routine mammogram, I received a call that changed my life forever; some concerning areas had been found in my left breast. A doctor’s appointment, biopsies and many head-spinning conversations later, I was left with a diagnosis of Invasive Breast Cancer.   As many others in my place who can understand, I was in complete denial, worried, scared, stressed and wondering about my future….would there even be a…

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Monique Tremblay

By Dewey MacMillen | May 22, 2018

Monique Tremblay, Survivor since 2015 Finding a lump in my breast one night completely changed my life. I called my doctor right away. I had a history of fibroadenomas in the past, but for some reason, I knew this was different. The next few days consisted of endless scans, a biopsy and then getting a call at work that I had breast cancer. My doctor didn’t think my lump was anything to be worried about and it took us both by surprise. I don’t remember much from our phone call, but I knew I was really, really scared. I was healthy,…

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Aisling Kyne

By Dewey MacMillen | October 12, 2017

Aisling Kyne, Walking in memory of her mother, Ann Kyne (2012.) Intro by Dewey MacMillen (Social Media & Volunteer Coordinator) My name is Aisling Kyne, and I just graduated high school and turned 20 years old in August.  I was born in Galway, Ireland, and I grew up in a loving Irish-Catholic family in South Boston, Massachusetts.  As a child, I enjoyed playing with my two younger brothers, making art, dancing to music all throughout my house, and playing soccer, karate, and track and field.  Unfortunately, I can’t remember much else apart from what I just wrote because cancer wove…

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