Stephanie Walker was diagnosed in July 2015 with de novo metastatic breast cancer. Stephanie is a registered nurse with close to 40 years of clinical practice and secondary teaching experience. Her experience has included pediatric and adult critical care, working in level one trauma centers for critical access hospitals. The last 15 years of nursing she has worked in hospice, end of life, care. She is married and lives in Tarboro, North Carolina, with husband John and rescue dog Sammy. They have three adult children and six grandchildren.
Stephanie is a member of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance, Living Beyond Breast Cancer volunteer, Komen volunteer, recipient of the Spirit to Impact award, and member of multiple other organizations. Her advocacy has come largely since 2018 when she attended her first national breast cancer event, Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s Conference on Metastatic Breast Cancer. Stephanie keeps busy advocating for men and women in rural areas — including the area she lives now — and for equal access to quality healthcare, treatment modalities, and resources.
”I’m an open book so ask me. I don’t want anyone to feel alone, isolated or defeated,” Stephanie says.