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Laurie Bogusiewicz

  • year of diagnosis: 2012
  • survivor years: 3.5 years
  • current city: Chicago, IL
  • type of breast cancer: IDC Stage 2
  • profession: Police Officer
  • children: 2 (12 &7)

About Laurie

Q&A

What is your idea of happiness?
The knowledge that my children are happy and loved beyond compare.
When and where were you happiest?
When my adopted daughter was placed in my arms. I had waited
over 2 years to get her and was happy to have her safe in my arms.
What is your biggest fear?
Reoccurance. The fear of my cancer returning and not being able to see my
children grow up haunts me.
Who are your heroes in real life?
First responders. They do a thankless job protecting us and our
communities. They run into dangers that others are running away from while putting their lives at risk.
What do you most value in your friends?
Someone who accepts you as you are. They embrace
everything about you and understand all of your flaws.
Which talent would you most like to have?
I would like to be a Psychic Medium. There are a few
deceased people that I would like to talk to once more.
What is your current state of mind?
I am extremely grateful for all that I have been given.
What is your most treasured possession?
My police badge, it belonged to my father for 40 years and
was passed down to me when he retired. It has only been worn by the 2 of us for 60 years.
How do you most like spending your time?
With my family on vacation. I love to travel and experience
things through my children's eyes.
What do you most dislike?
Ignorance, mostly people who do not make informed decisions and let others persuade them.
In your own words, what would you say to inspire or encourage someone facing breast cancer right
now?
Keep yourself informed and be your own advocate but know that ultimately it is in God's hands.
Have faith that your treatments will work and let go of the stress.
What is your favorite quote? This can be your own quote or words that you live by.
Do unto others as
you would have them do onto you.
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