Katie Marie, you deserve to live sweet child. You deserve to make it to double digits. You deserve a first dance, first job. You deserve to fill out college applications, have a child of your own, with no fear of something in your head trying to kill you, slowly. We all deserve that chance.
(Written by Katherine’s Mother, Jaime)
Katherine was diagnosed on my birthday, June 2, 2015, with DIPG. She started to stumble on movement changes. She was seeing double and had hearing loss. She was sleeping extremely large amounts of the day, and started to become feverish for single days at a time, on and off, every other day.
Age – 55
First diagnosis date – May 1996
Second diagnosis date – April 2011
I am married and have three stepdaughters (ages 30, 27, 21)
Front Office Assistant at Hoag Hospital Breast Care Center
Volunteer for Susan G. Komen and American Cancer Society
My name is Donna Hartman and I am a two-time breast cancer survivor.
If you watched any cartoons in the 1990’s you are probably familiar with the animated series “Hey Arnold!” and the fictional character Eugene. Those who know me may accurately compare some of our characteristics. Like Eugene, I am an accident-prone nerd who tries to find the optimistic side of my general misfortunes.
In August 2014 I started experiencing on and off leaking from my right nipple. It was only happening about once or twice a month. My sister, Morgan was pushing me to go to the doctor but of course I was putting it off. During those 6 months, my husband, Danny and I were trying to get pregnant but were unsuccessful.
Many of you might remember last month when Mindy posted a picture of herself bearing her chest and Stripes (scars) of what cancer looks like. The picture was taken on her last day of radiation and she posted it immediately to her Facebook page so that she could show the world what cancer looks like and to tell her story of faith and positivity.
At the age of 29, I was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer. I found a lump in my breast seven months before I was diagnosed. I was taking off my sports bra and I noticed a lump the size of an eyeball in my left breast, so I called and set an appointment.
Within only five days I lost two loved ones. My aunt Pepper was diagnosed with breast cancer around five years ago. After multiple rounds of chemotherapy and other procedures Pepper went into remission. A few years passed and she felt some pain in her leg. When she went to the Dr. they told her that it was stage-4 breast cancer.