- year of diagnosis: 2012
- survivor years: 4 years
- current city: Chicago, IL
- type of breast cancer: Stage IV
- profession: Import/Export Inside Sales Specialist
- children: 2 (17 & 9)
- What is your idea of happiness?
- Living life free of worries, just knowing despite it all everything is okay
and everything works itself out.
- When and where were you happiest?
- Having life makes me happy, realizing how grateful and thankful I am for everything.
- What is your biggest fear?
- Not being around for my kids. As their mom I can’t be replaced, the thought of not being here for them frightens me.
- Who are your heroes in real life?
- My mom is my real life hero. Watching her go thru and endure life’s
difficulties and challenges however choosing to fight through it all truly inspires me and makes her my
- What do you most value in your friends?
- My friends are awesome, I value their hearts. They are always
there when I need them. The let me know we are all fighting this cancer thing and we are winning.
- Which talent would you most like to have?
- Being fearless and unafraid of change.
- What is your current state of mind?
- What more can I do to educate, inspire and give hope to others?
- What is your most treasured possession?
- I don’t own any tangible possessions, what I most possess is the time I have to do what’s needed.
- How do you most like spending your time?
- Being social and out and about with friends and family.
Living, laughing, joking, taking life in and enjoying these moments.
- What do you most dislike?
- Individuals who complain about the simplest things in life not realizing there
are people in life who can’t control certain circumstances and learn to life handle situations without
- In your own words, what would you say to inspire or encourage someone facing breast cancer right
- Allow your thinking to be optimistic, try not to allow a cancer diagnosis bring you down and
always think positive. Remember cancer has no real power how you choose to deal with it is the real
power, you are in control.
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