Tag: BRCAgeneawareness.org

Susan: BRCA2 positive and Alopecia. Finding a way to help others in the face of her own crisis

Susan: BRCA2 positive and Alopecia. Finding a way to help others in the face of her own crisis
Susan Beausang comes from three generations of breast cancer survivors. She also suffers from Alopecia Areata, or total hair loss. She has two degrees; one in Fashion Design and one Political Science after her career path deviated to the world of financial markets. After coming to terms with her hair loss, Susan put her fashion design... Read more »

Geralyn: BRCA positive yet insurance will not cover her life saving procedure

Geralyn is a 58 year old two time breast cancer survivor. She lives in St. Charles, Il with her husband Mike. She has a daughter Jenny, 32 and son Michael, 25. In 2010 she returned to school to become an aesthetician and focus on cancer patients. In 2011 she started a facial program at the... Read more »

Galia: BRCA2 positive. How a home DNA test changed her life

Galia is the Production Manager for KLRU-TV, the PBS affiliate in Austin, Texas and home to the world-renowned Austin City Limits television show. Galia also produced Lone Star Emmy-nominated SXSW Flashback 2012 and 2013, interviewing, among others, the Deadliest Catch captains and Grumpy Cat. When she’s not at work, she enjoys Cardinals baseball, volunteering with... Read more »
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Raechel: BRCA1 positive and wanting to live for her daughter

Raechel is a 27 year old single mom to Amazing Abby (2 1/2 years old). She works as a Credentialing Coordinator @ Medestar Locum Tenens in Dallas, Texas.  She is a self described BRCA Warrior; a Thriving Spirit. Written by Raechel Oliver My name is Raechel, I am 27 years old and I am BRCA1 positive. I... Read more »

Angie and Amy: twin sisters BRCA positive and together on the plight of their lives

Angie Lucchi is a 35 year old mom of a 6 year old boy and 8 year old girl. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for over 10 years and is a pharmaceutical representative. Angie graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Life Science from Kansas State University. Angie resides in... Read more »

Bryna: BRCA 2 positive. A lifetime of tough decisions at only 36 years old

Bryna Siegel Finer teaches writing at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  She is BRCA2 positive and is an active member of the Pittsburgh FORCE group.  She lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and their son, and blogs at bloggingbrca.wordpress.com. She is one of the youngest women we have telling her story.  Written by Bryna Siegel Finer In 2005,... Read more »
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The BRCA gene: Affecting lives and its ability to save them. A series.

The BRCA gene: Affecting lives and its ability to save them. A series.
October is breast cancer awareness month. It’s impossible to miss it – everywhere we see pink. We talk about finding cures, we walk. We fund raise and we hope. Yet, not enough attention has been paid to the genetics of breast cancer. This month, my blog will be devoted to raising awareness regarding the genetic... Read more »