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Trisha, Tampa, Florida

Quick Info About Me

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Age: 36

I'm 36 and married with one step-son.

I'm more than my risk… some fun facts about myself:

Favorite book / authors:
The Shack. We all must come to terms with our past and release it. Only then can we move forward to who we are to become.

Favorite Quote:
We all must come to terms with our past and release it. Only then can we move forward to who we are to become.

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My journey

Found out about my BRCA1+ status between 1 and 2 years ago. Tested because my mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother all had early onset of breast cancer and died before the age of 45. Skin cancer also runs in my family. I have not had cancer. Had an OOPH/ hysterectomy, and a prophylactic mastectomy with 2-step reconstruction.

The hardest part of my journey

Not being able to have biological children.

My participation with FORCE

Just knowing I'm not alone.

Other thoughts

I could not have made this journey without my faith in God and the support of my friends and family.

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