Inspiring Breast Cancer Survivor Stories
Draw Strength from the Journey of these Courageous Women
Learning that you or a loved one has breast cancer may be one of the toughest challenges that you will have to hurdle in your life. The emotional and physical toll that doctors’ appointments, worries, and treatments take on the body and the mind is no joke. And this is why breast cancer patients need all the support they can get, from families, friends, loved ones, and communities.
Sometimes, learning about the journey of others gives you the emotional and mental boost you need, even when they are experiences from strangers.
Breast Cancer Car Donations shares the stories of four breast cancer survivors to inspire patients not to lose hope and to keep pushing forward.
Nalie first learned that she had stage 2 breast cancer when she was 24 years old. She has used different platforms such as podcasts, social media, and blogs to share her journey with other breast cancer sufferers.
She went into remission for three years but later learned that the disease came back as metastatic cancer. In a talk she had in 2020, she promised that she would continue to share her stories and that she’s happy to build a community of thrivers — those willing to live beyond the limitations of their diagnosis, those who choose faith and gratitude over fear and live their lives to the absolute fullest.
For then 28-year-old Ericka Hart, the news that she had breast cancer could not come at the worst time. She was planning to get married that year and she had no health insurance to boot. Amid her health and financial worries, she underwent chemotherapy. She took only two weeks off work after she had her double mastectomy because she did not have the luxury of taking a long rest to recuperate from surgery.
Hart went through a lot of challenges including divorce and struggling with her sense of self while she was undergoing treatments. Losing her hair, which she considered an important part of her identity, was an additional blow. After six years in remission, Ericka now uses her voice as an activist and sex educator, speaking about self-love, and widening the scope of breast cancer advocacy to all genders.
- Meghan Koziel
Diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 26, Meghan decided to blog about her journey to keep her family and friends updated about her condition. People outside her circle later discovered her blog and connected with her genuine voice. In 2018, they all celebrated when she announced that she was pregnant. She considered her bundle of joy a miracle since she did not think she could still become a mom after the chemotherapy. She is now four years in remission and speaks for moms who are unable to breastfeed on top of her breast cancer advocacy.
In 2018, Alejandra Campoverdi founded The Well Woman Coalition to advocate for awareness of BRCA gene mutations and breast cancer support for Latina women. She also became the first White House Deputy Director of Hispanic Media under President Barack Obama. Alejandra decided to have a preventive double mastectomy after she found out that she carried a BRCA2 gene mutation, which increased her likelihood of getting breast cancer. After her surgery, she found out that she had stage 0 non-invasive breast cancer, which meant she beat cancer before she had it. She continues to inspire and educate women as an advocate, a podcast host, and board member of the Medical Board of California.
You Can Emulate the Examples Set by Those Inspiring Women
The four women we featured here have gone the extra mile to inspire others suffering from breast cancer. You can also play an important role in helping needy breast cancer patients in your community. To help these struggling patients overcome their affliction, all you have to do is turn over your old and unwanted vehicle to us at Breast Cancer Car Donations.
We’ll auction off your donated auto and use the proceeds to support the critical breast health services being provided by our nonprofit partners for the benefit of uninsured and destitute breast cancer patients.
These IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations provide their beneficiaries with financial assistance and easy access to medical facilities where they can undergo full treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation treatment. They also offer free breast cancer screening as well as other breast cancer prevention and education services.
In return for your vehicle donation, you’ll receive valuable rewards. They include your entitlement to receive the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season. You’ll also have the privilege to get your vehicle quickly and conveniently towed away for free.
The biggest reward you’ll receive, however, is that priceless feeling of joy and satisfaction for having done something awesome that can help save the lives of struggling breast cancer patients in your area.
We accept nearly all types of vehicles whether they’re in good condition or not. We’ll be able to collect your donation wherever you are in the United States since our vehicle donation program covers all 50 states.
Reach Out to Breast Cancer Patients in Need
All it takes is a call to Breast Cancer Car Donations at 866-540-5069 to help save the life of a struggling breast cancer patient in your community. Don’t hesitate to share your gift of hope with women in need. Take action now by filling out our online donation form!