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Cati Diamond Stone

  • age: 43
  • year of diagnosis: 2010
  • survivor years: 4
  • current city: Atlanta, GA
  • type of breast cancer: Stage 3 invasive ductal carcinoma, Her2+, ER+
  • profession: Executive Director for Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta

About Cati

After enduring treatment for stage-three breast cancer, Cati went through a transformation, leaving her lucrative job as a litigation attorney to help others battling breast cancer. “I knew I wanted to work for Susan G. Komen because Komen saved my life. I had Her2, a very aggressive cancer. Not all that long ago, women did not survive long with this type of cancer. Thanks to a drug called Herceptin that was made possible through funding from Komen, I survived.”

Q&A

What is your idea of happiness?
Being surrounded by those I love and laughing.
What is your biggest fear?
I’m pretty fearless these days.
Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
Charlie Bucket from the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Patience!
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
My family.
How has having breast cancer changed your outlook on life?
I have always been excited about life in general, but I now know what a gift life truly is.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Keeping my sense of humor through treatment.
What was your darkest hour?
My first day of chemo.
What was your brightest hour?
When I was hired by Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta in order to help others survive this disease too!
What is your greatest joy?
Laughing with my daughter.
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