Category: Patient Stories

Every story is unique.  Our patients come from diverse economic backgrounds, a variety of household situations and live in different areas of the United States.  The one common denominator is that they have personally been affected by breast cancer.  Read about some of their individual experiences.

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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Testimonial: Sharlene Milne

Sharlene describes herself as a PINK WARRIOR and has been fighting her battle since 2015.  After her breast cancer diagnosis, she opted for a double mastectomy and reconstruction.  After some complications, Sharlene reached out to the AiRS Foundation for help.   “Without the financial support and other services provided by the AiRS Foundation, I do not […]

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Testimonial: Carla Johnson

Carla Johnson, 49 years old, is the sole provider for three children.  Due to her diagnosis, Carla became unemployed and lost her insurance.  She experienced difficulties with self-esteem following her mastectomy from breast cancer and also suffered from lymphedema.  The AiRS Foundation referred Carla to the University of North Carolina and assisted her with applying […]

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Testimonial: Alison Peele

Alison is a 30-year-old mother to a 17-month-old daughter.  She lost her own mother to breast cancer at a young age and she was subsequently diagnosed with the BRCA 1 gene mutation, making a breast cancer diagnosis likely.  She is a stay-at-home mother and her husband is a Firefighter in the Austin, Texas area.  Due […]

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The Journey Of My Breasts

The Journey Of My Breasts The Journey Of My Breasts: A Breast Cancer Survivor’s Memoir By Melissa Berry aka Cancer Fashionista My breasts. They first started growing (or as my Mom would say “develop”) when I was about 11. I woke up one morning and felt these funny hard things just beneath the surface of [...]
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