After several years of personally growing companies as an entrepreneur, in April of 2010, Genae launched her website www.BeyondtheBoobieTrap.com. The site delivers several tiers of education and coaching for women to move forward after breast cancer. She has thousands of breast cancer followers all over the country and internationally. She is the author of the breast cancer book, "Off the Rack" and acts as a coach providing information she has accumulated for women to jump start their way out of treatment and into a better way of living.
“When I first looked in the mirror after surgery, I was shocked when I saw my scars and drain tubes. My mind started casting doubt on survival and whether I would look normal again.
I went outside for my first walk after surgery and I saw my shadow on the sidewalk. Unlike the mirror that reminded me of all the things that were wrong, my shadow reminded me of all the things that were right. I was alive and still able to cast a shadow on this earth. From that moment on I would battle for only positive thoughts.
The mirror no longer dictated how I was doing. So when you are able to go for a walk look for your shadow, remember, it’s there because you’re here.
I hope my shadow story encourages you to think positive and stay strong as you’re going though this difficult journey.”
Cherie Mathews is the founder and inventor of the Heal in Comfort Shirt for breast cancer patients. You can gift a shirt to a woman in need by going to our page below. All women deserve to heal in comfort!
Paula Holland DeLong
“If I can do cancer I can do anything,” became breast cancer survivor Paula Holland De Long’s rallying cry 15 years ago. Her own battle inspired What’s Next For My Life? ™ Inc., her survivorship life coaching company that has given thousands of cancer patients confidence and tools to take back control and live happier, healthier lives during and after cancer. Her one-on-one coaching, workshops, and courses are done over the phone with participants from around the country, and are also offered at cancer treatment centers and support organizations.
My name is Abby Irish and I am a breast cancer survivor. I live in Phoenix, Arizona. I have written romantic comedy books to help ease the pain while going through treatments. 'THERE'S ALWAYS CHOCOLATE' and 'CHOCOLATE THERAPY' can be bought on amazon.com. I love making people laugh and love eating chocolate, so laugh and eat to your heart's content!
I am a mother to 2 beautiful daughters Hannah & Haley, wife of Michael, daughter to Connie & Tommy, dreamer, believer, teacher, friend, reader, computer-geek,tattoo-addicted, Rick Springfield-loving knitting fiend!! Words that have been used to describe me are strong, caring, beautiful, kickass, confident, tenacious, energetic, optimistic, cheerful, persistent, positive, focused, and FIGHTER! Most of all, I AM WOMAN!
I was diagnosed with breast cancer on 6/15/10. I work with families going through traumatic situations. I have a little shih-tzu named Shelby who is quite the diva.
I live in Austin, TX with my husband and two young sons, where we never miss an opportunity to explore and have fun. Along with being a housewife extraordinaire, super mom, and the biggest tomboy you'll ever meet, I am also a breast cancer survivor. The challenge of having been a young adult with cancer only fuels my passion and spirit for life. I've got a few more snakes to catch, trails to ride, ninjas to fight, and a whole lot of loving and laughing to do.
Courageous, Confident, Funny!
Stage 4 Cancer Survivor and Founder Saranne Rothberg of ComedyCures.org laughed her way through 3 surgeries, 44 radiation treatments and over 2 years of chemo launching The ComedyCures Foundation from her chemo chair in 1999. Bringing entertainment and hope to over 750,000 people through her non-profit therapeutic comedy programs worldwide, Saranne is cancer-free.
My name is Andrea. I am a 42yr old wife, mom, teacher & breast cancer survivor. I have 2 daughters Mackenzie who is 9 & Maddie who is 5. Cancer has changed my life in so many ways. Most importantly it has given me the courage & strength to live my life to the fullest. As a result of my having cancer, I have come to appreciate life so much more. My motto is: courage is looking fear in the eye & saying get the hell outta my way, I’ve got things to do.
I am a mother, a girlfriend, a sister, a best friend, an aunt, and I survived breast cancer. I was diagnosed at the age of 29 and have been cancer free for almost 1 1/2 years. I dance like no one is watching, laugh as much as I breathe, and love my family and friends. Go big or go home, I'm a survivor!
Kristie is a full-time mom and 1 1/2 year survivor of Stage 4 Breast Cancer, but she's been NED (No Evidence of Disease) for over a year!
Sarah Ball is a military wife, mother, and two time cancer survivor. She is an author and spends her time working with animals and other cancer survivors. Author of: "Where'd I Put My Boobs? Life Goes On During Cancer"
n 2005 I learned I had breast cancer for the second time, and for the second time my life was spared because of early detection. Even though I lost both breasts and endured 18 months of hell, I emerged healthier in body and spirit. It has been a journey I would never have signed up for, but I would not trade for anything, and now I gladly devote myself to supporting people whose lives have been touched my breast cancer. After 7 breast cancer surgeries, I am thriving and fighting to end this !@#$%! disease. I sign off with my survivor’s motto: “I am alive . . . and I have cleavage!” www. http://jamieinmanmft.com
Lisa Grey knows a thing or two about nutrition. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer, Lisa used nutritious foods and herbs to help her attack the disease. Her goal was to do whatever she could to destroy the cancer and keep it away.
When her tumor shrank in size just a few weeks later, doctors told her that ‘sometimes these things just can’t be explained.’ But Lisa believes that the explanation is good nutrition!
Since then, Lisa has had a passion for sharing simple, quick, and delicious ways to eat nutritiously…not only for breast cancer survivors, but for anyone overwhelmed with the prospect of healthy eating. Out of this passion, Pink Kitchen was born.
My name is Doris Jelinek and I am an 11 year breast cancer SURVIVOR! I was diagnosed at age 32 and I bought my first Land's End bathing suit right after I finished radiation. I have been buying them ever since! Thank you Land's End for supporting breast cancer survivors and helping us feel confident!