I found a lump in January 2008 and was diagnosed with stage 1, BRCA1 positive
in February. I’m married and had two young boys at the time. I chose
a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction, along with six months of chemotherapy.
My final treatment was August 25, 2008, on my son Connor’s 12th birthday! Happy Day!
I am truly blessed with a loving husband and boys and a supportive family
and “girl tribe.” In the years since completing treatment,
I’ve also undergone a full hysterectomy due to my BRCA1 status.
My chair reflects me in that I am all about being a light for people, being
positive. I love the beach. It has always been my “happy place,
and I enjoy paddle boarding, taking time for self-care and introspection.
Anyone that knows me knows I’ve always been colorful, vibrant and
LOVE all things sparkle! LIVE, LOVE, SPARKLE – simply me!
Message to other women
Reach out, ask questions, then make the decision that’s right for
you! It’s your life, your body. PLEASE stay positive. AVOID negativity
at all costs! You need all the positive energy you can get to stay healthy
and strong. Disassociate with anyone who is a downer, including family.
POSITIVE ENERGY is key! Love yourself.
Hamilton Jewelers at The Gardens Mall
3101 PGA Blvd.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410