Volunteer Spotlight: Andy Sealy
Volunteers make the work the Living Beyond Breast Cancer staff does every day possible. From in-office support to event staffing and peer helpline calls, people like you help us strive toward our vision of a world where no one with breast cancer feels uninformed or alone.
To celebrate the people who devote so much of their time to LBBC’s programs and resources we’ve started Volunteer Spotlight, a series to share more about who they are and why they do what they do.
Andy Sealy, 39, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2017. She is a Living Beyond Breast Cancer Hear My Voice volunteer.
What’s your favorite thing about volunteering in your community?
I’ve always selfishly wanted to help others. It feeds my spirit!
What’s the most unique volunteer activity you’ve ever done?
I consider my personal blog a part of my volunteerism because all I want to do is help people relate and know they are not alone. Not just those with cancer—people with depression, anxiety, any terminal illness, and more.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself!
I overthink EVERYTHING! I quickly made the decision to have my breasts removed, without any hesitation. However, go out to dinner with me and I’ll take FOREVER to decide what item is going to wet my whistle. It’s bizarre!
When you’re not volunteering, what are people likely to find you doing?
Going to games and concerts. Our sports teams give me so much life! Being in our stadiums for games or concerts fills my spirit unlike any other activity. I actually have the coordinates for Broad Street and Pattison Avenue tattooed on my left, inside forearm.