Jen Ford Johns, Hagerstown, Maryland
My older sister took me on a woman's retreat weekend to give me a break from my responsibilities & to get this off my mind.
I'm more than my risk… some fun facts about myself:
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My journey with breast cancer started about 16 years. While in my senior year of high school my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. My world seemed to crumble. Witnessing her battle with breast cancer was very difficult for our family. But we've always had a strong faith in our God. Some how God gave my mother this amazing strength & she got through it. Many years later....I'm extremely proud to say that she's a breast cancer survivor!
The hardest part of my journey
Being told that my children have a 50% chance of inheriting this gene mutation BRCA2 from me. Also, seeing the look on my husbands face when we first started having conversations about all this. He wanted so badly to change all this for me. I hate seeing him so upset.
If I could do it over again
This is a difficult question....No because if I never found out that I was positive I would never have had an option. I believe that I will get breast cancer so I feel blessed to have this information and some control.
My participation with FORCE
Reading other peoples stories and being able to relate to them. Going through this journey and knowing I'm not alone because there are so many people walking a similar road.
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