Sep 8, 2020 Blog - Reflections - Spirituality

Demystifying life with chronic illness

Truth be told, sometimes the hardest lessons to learn are the ones our spirit needs the most. These two pictures are forty-eight hours...
May 20, 2020 Blog - Reflections

Controlling My Story With Scalp Cooling

BY: Shea Mencel I was diagnosed with Stage II, hormone receptor-positive breast cancer in June 2018.  I was 29 years old....
Mar 26, 2020 Blog - Healthy Lifestyle - Reflections - Stories - Warrior

Managing your New Normal with these Social Distancing Ideas

Hey ANGELS, it's Patricia Fox, the Pink Sistah. This is a care check to see how you all are coping with COVID-19 and social...
Feb 13, 2020 Blog - Reflections - Spirituality

Faith as a Foundation for Healing and Growth

"The View from the Mountaintop" by Lynda Gail Salmon, Ph.D. Three weeks after receiving my Ph.D., I was diagnosed with stage three...
Jan 29, 2020 Blog - Reflections - Survivorship

Cancer at 27, Chemo at 28

I was sitting at our coffee table marking school papers when I scratched an itch on my breast. Initially, I felt a lump like a marble or...
Jan 14, 2020 Blog - Reflections - Survivorship

Three easy ways to be a breast cancer advocate

One of the things I learned as a 2019-2020 Living Beyond Breast Cancer Young Advocate is advocacy can take many forms. In fact, there’s...
Nov 29, 2019 Blog - Reflections - Spirituality - Survivorship

Holiday Blog: The answer is, through gratitude.

For any person, coming upon the end of a year can make you feel like you are searching for all the promises you’ve kept, goals...
Sep 25, 2019 Blog - Metastatic Breast Cancer - Reflections

Overcoming the fear of recurrence and embracing my metastatic sisters

At my first conference for young women affected by breast cancer, I remember the other ladies talking about how their metastatic breast...
Sep 20, 2019 Blog - Reflections - Stories - Survivorship - Warrior

Something is wrong: An unlikely diagnosis

“Something is wrong,” I said to my mom on the phone, standing in front of the bathroom mirror.  While my left breast had felt...
Sep 15, 2019 Blog - Living with MBC - Metastatic Breast Cancer - MY LIFE - Reflections - Stories

It all started with a lump…

It all started with a lump… At the age of 31, I was diagnosed with stage 1b intraductal carcinoma.  It was life...