The teachers we celebrate in our second annual Pink Issue each have stories about surviving breast cancer that not only inspire us but bring awareness to the need for regular check-ups and screening, the power of a strong support system and how more and more women are winning the fight every day.
This educator was diagnosed in 2001 while pregnant with her now 14-year-old son Nicholas. Her “little miracle” saved her life and continues to be inspiration for survival as she urges women to schedule annual mammograms and screenings. “I pray to God and I am just thankful for every day that I have,” she explains. “You have to go forward every day. It can happen to anybody at any time. I feel all women are vulnerable and everyone should be aware and be having their screenings.”