A Day In The Life

My Breast Cancer Journey

Today it has been officially 8 months since I underwent a double mastectomy to fight the cancer that unexpectedly decided to take root in my body.  On a Sunday night in December while lying on the couch, my husband Nico felt a lump in my right breast and by Monday afternoon I was sitting down with a radiologist who told me I needed biopsies and to see a surgeon immediately.  I was diagnosed two weeks later, just a few days…

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My Beautiful, Intimate Wedding

This year was supposed to be a year of dress fittings, cake tasting, and sending out the final wedding invitation. That all came to an abrupt halt when I found a lump in my right breast and got the confirmation this past January that I indeed had stage 2 breast cancer. My fiance and I did not know what to do. There was too much unknown. And not knowing how I would handle treatment, we decided to reschedule our wedding. I was…

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My Wedding Day: The Best Day Of My Life

My name is Lori Hernandez. I was diagnosed with stage 3A breast cancer at the age 30. There was a man who found me beautiful when I was depressed due to my physical image. I had a wedding ceremony on May 28th, 2016. As a working, young mother to two young boys, I lacked the finances to be the stunning bride that I wanted to be. I had pale skin and very thinning hair as a result of undergoing rigorous…

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Nicole Delli-Santi

My name is Nicole Delli-Santi Carey and I am 39 years old. I found a lump in my left breast on May 12, 2016. I was on the couch while on the phone with my mom. I’d usually be at work during that time but was recently laid off. I immediately made an appointment with Care Station for the next day so I could get a prescription for a mammogram. Everyone who knows me knows I never go to the…

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How I Told My Kids I Had Cancer

By Tara Aitken, diagnosed at age 32   It was a beautiful start to the month of May. We were celebrating my youngest son’s second birthday. The carnival theme was set and the cake looked just as I hoped it would. All of our friends and family were there, making this special day even more perfect. Little did I know that just two weeks later our whole world would change. On May 21, 2015, I heard the words “Tara, you have breast cancer” while sitting in…

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