Author: Alisha Evans

ASPS Patient of Courage

In 2011, Tamara Sieger discovered a lump in the shower at age 39, just two months after receiving a clear screening mammogram. Additional screening and an MRI confirmed she had stage 2, grade 3 highly aggressive invasive ductal carcinoma, ER+, PR+ and HER2+. She underwent a mastectomy and multiple reconstruction procedures over the course of […]

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Jennifer Johnson

Jennifer Johnson, 42, is a single mother to two children. With only one household income, she knew she would need financial assistance in order to receive breast reconstruction surgery. Jennifer also knew that not being able to work after the surgery would be a “great strain” on her family. However, she really needed the procedure: […]

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Selina Padilla

Selina Padilla, 61, was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in December of 2019. She underwent chemotherapy and the removal and reconstruction of both breasts in 2020 and 2021. Selina said that “after a significant time of recovery from both surgeries my body has revealed the depth of the trauma it went through. I have […]

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Megan Sullivan

Megan Sullivan, 61, has been unable to work due to complications from breast cancer. The multiple surgeries, hospitalizations and infections made working a struggle and she lost her job. At this point, her unemployment and State Disability had run out and she was unable to complete her journey to feel whole again. Megan reached out […]

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Lynn Galletti

Lynn Galletti’s mom and sister Kate both battled breast cancer before they passed away. Lynn says, “knowing that I also carried the BRCA gene was weighing heavy on me in light of the rapid losses of my Mom and my oldest sister, who left a husband and 7 year old daughter behind. I feared being […]

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Kendra Bryant

Diagnosed at the age of 42 from having a mammogram, her whole world was turned upside down.  She couldn’t believe that SHE was affected by cancer.  Out of all the women in her family, she was the first.  She became depressed and withdrew from being around a lot of people. After her mastectomy, Kendra couldn’t […]

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