Amanda Burris

‘Knowledge is power’

Amanda Burris on getting tested for BRCA

As a young girl, Amanda Burris knew more about breast cancer than most adults. “Our family has a long history of breast cancer,” she says. “My great grandma, grandma, aunts, mom, and her cousins—they all had it.” After watching her 33-year-old mother and 39-year-old aunt battle the disease, Amanda decided to be tested for BRCA1…

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“A hope for a healthier future”

Debbi Crowder

“We live in Kansas, where tornadoes are common, and foundations are important. When a large tornado swept through our town a few years ago, the houses built on a slab were destroyed. But the houses with basements, strong foundations, were the ones that survived. A family is much the same. When a family is built…

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‘This is part of me, but it doesn’t define me’

Ghecemy Lopez on breast cancer

Ghecemy is a breast cancer survivor and an advocate for bilingual patient outreach Ghecemy Lopez still remembers a hug that happened 25 years ago. One afternoon as a young girl, she was visiting her grandmother’s best friend in her quiet hometown on the coast of Veracruz, Mexico. She’d regularly stop by to visit and always…

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