I will continue to openly share my journey in hopes to help someone push through the fight and make it to survivorship just like me.
Being an ultrasound tech for over 15 years, breast cancer has always been something I advocate for. When I was diagnosed 10 years ago, at the age of 32, it became my passion to help other women who are diagnosed, and to share my story. I strive to give them hope and assure them that they are not alone in their journey. During a routine exam by my dear friend and physician, Dr. Erika Schneider, a lump was discovered in my left breast. Being so young and having no family history of breast cancer, neither Doctor Schneider or myself were concerned that it was cancer. Airing on the side of caution, a diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound were done and my worst nightmare began. Not only did I hear the words “You have breast cancer,” the results of my biopsy revealed that I had one of the rarest and most aggressive types of cancers, Triple Negative Breast Cancer. My faith was tested and I was scared. With the help of my family, friends, and amazing medical team, I began the fight of my life. After undergoing intense chemotherapy, radiation, double mastectomy, and several reconstruction surgeries, I was cancer free. I am forever grateful for everyone who came together and kept me going through my diagnosis and treatment. During my treatment, I was welcomed into the Krewe Du Yayas and knew I was right where I was meant to be; doing God’s work down here. I have been honored to help many patients through their diagnosis and gained friendships I will cherish forever. I will continue to openly share my journey in hopes to help someone push through the fight and make it to survivorship just like me. I have been blessed beyond words since being diagnosed and will never take life for granted.