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09/15/23 | BY: Jonise Louis, Robin Warshaw
Jonise Louis, diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer while expecting her second child, now embraces life’s small triumphs while passionately working to foster accessible and open conversations about breast health.
Cold therapy limited hair loss, speeded regrowth: Alexis Rose-Hamburg
For Alexis Rose-Hamburg, the news she had to undergo chemo hit her harder than her initial diagnosis. She did not want to lose her hair, and when she learned about scalp-cooling, she thought she found a possible solution to maintaining a sense of control. Though Alexis lost about 30% of her hair, she stuck with the treatment and discovered a surprising perk.
2022 Abby Lessack Caregiver Award profile: Jack Coleman
Jack Coleman talks with LBBC’s CEO Jean Sachs about his experiences as a caregiver for his wife, Rifka, while she was in treatment for triple-negative breast cancer, keeping her spirits high and ensuring that their six children were taken care of as well.
2022 Abby Lessack Caregiver Award profile: John Gentile
John Gentile talks with LBBC’s CEO Jean Sachs about his experiences as a caregiver for his wife, Krysten, who passed away from metastatic breast cancer in February of 2022. John talks about being “all in” for “the person I love the most in the world,” and how he looked for the small wins as he sought to maintain a sense of normalcy for his family.
2022 Abby Lessack Caregiver Award profile: Emily Lorenz
Emily Lohrenz talks with LBBC’s CEO Jean Sachs about her experiences as a caregiver for her mother and younger siblings. A senior in high school, Emily went from a timid kid who was afraid to drive (but not fly!) to a strong confident adult all while supporting her mother through diagnosis and treatment and maintaining a sense of normalcy for her younger siblings.
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