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Erin Parejko

  • year of diagnosis: 2015
  • survivor years: 1 year
  • current city: Norwalk, CT
  • type of breast cancer: Triple Positive Stage 1A IDC

About Erin


What is your idea of happiness?
It really depends on the day. Sometimes happiness is a trip to a foreign country other days it is Facetiming with a friend, or reading a good book, having a dinner party, going for a run, visiting a vineyard, there are so many ways to find happiness in this world. You just have to be open to it.
When and where were you happiest?
When my husband, Tom, asked me to marry him a few months ago.
What is your biggest fear?
Recurrence and death.
Who are your heroes in real life?
My fellow breast cancer survivors, it is amazing the strength that people have, and the strength you can draw from them.
What do you most value in your friends?
Which talent would you most like to have?
I’d like to be able to time travel. I have always been fascinated with being able to go back to the past and now more than ever, I’d like to know what my future holds.
What is your current state of mind?
Open. I’m trying to move forward and experience all the life I can and find my place in the world where I can leave my mark.
What is your most treasured possession?
My designer sunglasses and my cat.
How do you most like spending your time?
Traveling, eating, cooking, running, reading, entertaining, spending time with friends and family.
In your own words, what would you say to inspire or encourage someone facing breast cancer right now?
Your only path is forward. Find others taking the same journey so you can help each other along the way.
What is your favorite quote? This can be your own quote or words that you live by.
“Sometimes life teaches us the best lessons, in the worst ways.” – Me.
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