First Person Videos and Stories
“You have breast cancer.” What’s it really like to hear these words?
In this section, women diagnosed with breast cancer as well as family members, friends and caregivers tell their inspirational stories. Learn what it’s like to face the complex medical, psychosocial, emotional, legal and financial challenges of the disease.
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Lynn Folkman, LBBC’s manager of volunteer programs, shares how her father’s love and support helped her to heal after she was diagnosed with breast cancer a few months after her mother’s death.
Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall Blake, Amy Lessack, Marni Manko and Susannah Wolf received the 2013 Going Beyond Award from LBBC at our annual gala, The Butterfly Ball. Hear how they used their personal experience with breast cancer to help others.
Ellyn Golder Saft and her father, Robert Golder, received the 2013 Founder's Award from LBBC at our annual gala, The Butterfly Ball. Hear Ellyn talk about how she created the Cis. B. Golder Quality of Life Grant along with family and friends to carry on the legacy of her mother, Cis B. Golder, who served as an LBBC volunteer for more than a decade and remained passionate about helping others despite the toll breast cancer took on her life. Grant recipients talk about how the grant helped them with immediate financial needs and support a good quality of life during breast cancer treatment.
Cindy Jarrett talks about her breast cancer diagnosis and how she supports other women affected by breast cancer.
Sheila Glover writes about her experience living with metastatic breast cancer.
Linda Sousa shares how her support network enabled her to live her life through her breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Susan McMillan writes about her breast cancer diagnosis, reconstructive surgery and the lessons she learned along the way.
Zara Johnson writes about the emotional changes she experienced after her diagnosis, as well as how it moved her to become a breast cancer advocate.
Rachel Toomey writes about her breakup while she was in the middle of breast cancer treatment, and why she thanked her ex-boyfriend for it.
Scott Cotlar isn’t letting metastatic breast cancer prevent him from finding joy and hope.