In 2016, Lindsay learned she carried a BRCA2 mutation after losing her father to pancreatic cancer.
Determined to be proactive, she planned for prophylactic surgery to control her risk. Unfortunately, during her workup for surgery, a mass was detected on her mammogram. She would be diagnosed with stage I triple-negative breast cancer at age 33, one month after her daughter’s first birthday.
After enduring months of chemotherapy, a bilateral mastectomy and total hysterectomy, she turned her pain into purpose by becoming a breast health navigator. In that time, she has walked alongside hundreds of people with breast cancer, from diagnosis through survivorship and beyond, using her experience to inspire and empower others to take control of their health.
Lindsay is a board-certified nurse coach and holds two breast nurse certifications. She is an alumni of LBBC’s Young Advocate Program (class of 2020), a consumer reviewer for the Breast Cancer Research Panel with the DoD, and President of CREW309, a rowing team for breast cancer survivors. She opened her private coaching practice, SurvivorRN, to fulfill the goal of providing education and support to previvors, survivors and thrivers all over the country.