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Karen Martinez

  • age: 48
  • year of diagnosis: 2008
  • survivor years: 8
  • current city: Fort Worth, TX
  • type of breast cancer: Stage 2 / Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (IDC)
  • profession: AVP, Project Consultant

About Karen

When her bandages were removed after surgery, Karen didn’t “lose it” as her doctor told her most women did when they first saw their post-op bodies. “I looked at myself and did not shed a tear. I was so relieved. I knew the cancer was out of my body.” Karen used cancer as an opportunity to change her life. “I am the face of cancer. I am a Model of Courage. I want to inspire others to never, ever give up the fight and never give up hope.”

Q&A

What is your idea of happiness?
Feeling healthy, loved and surrounded by positive, inspirational people and my wonderful family and friends.
When and where were you happiest?
September 13,1995 in Woodland Hills, California when I was blessed with my beautiful little girl. You don't really understand unconditional love until a child touches your soul.
What is your biggest fear?
Re-occurrence of breast cancer is my biggest fear.
Who are your heroes in real life?
Survivors, co-survivors and anyone who gets involved and takes a stand against breast cancer.
What do you most value in your friends?
I value their unconditional love, support, positive energy, honesty and integrity.
Which talent would you most like to have?
I would love to be one of those motivational speakers who can inspire and change and touch lives.
What is your current state of mind?
Truly blessed and thankful.
What is your most treasured possession?
My health.
How do you most like spending your time?
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.
What do you most dislike?
Negativity. Life is so beautiful and I am blessed to be here.
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Karen 's Favorite Looks

Inspirational Postcard

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Stronger Together Headband

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Show Your Strength Pants

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