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Meet the Models, SoCal: Carmen Hernandez

By Caroline O'Donnell | January 19, 2024

Focus on the positive, find the little moments of joy and small victories. Don’t hold onto negative.”

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Meet the Models, SoCal: Sarah Valencia

By Caroline O'Donnell | January 16, 2024

“If you can prevent it, do it.”

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Meet the Models, SoCal: Jenni DeSilva

By Caroline O'Donnell | January 15, 2024

Jenni DeSilva learned she had the PALB2 mutation through a genetic test provided through her husband’s medical sales job. Herself being in medical sales, Jenni understood the importance of getting multiple consults from various doctors on what to do. Ultimately, she decided to have a double mastectomy because she “felt like I had a target on my back, like I was just waiting for it to come.” Eventually, she will also need a hysterectomy.

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Meet the Models, SoCal: Maria Glaze

By Caroline O'Donnell | January 8, 2024

Maria Glaze was a uterine cancer survivor, single mother of two high school boys and only 40 when she lost her job. It forced her to take a part time job with an extremely long commute. After her acceptance to culinary school, she was offered the job full time. Initially rejecting it, her supervisor convinced her to stay. Little did she know, after months of feeling extreme fatigue (which she thought was just due to her schedule), tests from the doctor would come back confirming stage 3 breast cancer.

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Meet the Models, SoCal: Tamara Deiro

By Caroline O'Donnell | January 1, 2024

In 1975 when Tamara Deiro was just 10 years old, she lost her great aunt to breast cancer. It was an emotional blow, particularly because Tamara was adopted and had a close bond to her aunt, whom she felt embraced her fully as her own.

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