Our Spotlight Warriors

 
 
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Monica Griffin

"I was diagnosed February 15, 2017 with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma.  Since then, I have also undergone genetic testing which pin pointed the PALB2 gene carried by my Dad’s side of the family.  I have 8 additional women who have fought this disease in my family.  I completed my chemo 9/29/17 only to suffer a stroke 10/5/17.  After completing physical therapy during a 30 day stay in the hospital, I was released to go home.  My double mastectomy was scheduled for 12/1/17 only to suffer a 2nd stroke while in recovery.  It’s been a long road to my healing; but GOD COVERED ME!!  My oncologist and breast specialist both declared that the 10 lymph nodes removed on the left side were ALL CLEAR!!  I am still working with a bit of a speech delay but I’m LIVING….with my children!!!! "

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Angiela Reeves

"Hello, my name is Angiela and this is my story. In March of 2017 i felt a lump in my right breast, i didn't go to doctor right away but i did in early May and my doctor did feel the same lump and set appt to have a mammogram on May 17, the lump was seen and then i had to go for biopsy on May 22 and i had to wait a week for results, and then i get a call on May 30, 2017 and i was told i have INVASIVE DUCTAL CARCINOMA(Cancer) i was working and i just froze for a moment and listened to the rest of the call and then went in the restroom stall and cried and all i could think about was what my mom went through with colon cancer and it was rough(she passed March 2016) I caughted it early but i still went through 4 rounds of aggressive chemotherapy and a lumpectomy and 6 weeks of radiation it was a rough treatment an i still doing chemo but not the whole treatment and as of December 2017 i was told no more CANCER was seen, i made it though with GOD on my side and the support of family and friends because it was times i got really low, so please do your self exams and get your mammograms and if you feel anything have it checked out because your life matters."