Yesterday, the five previvors featured in my book and I spoke at the Power of Pink event in Boca Raton. More than 400 women (and a few men) attended and, thanks to the organization’s co-chairs Joy and Kim, the day was a great success.
As I sat up on stage listening to the five women tell their stories…stories which I have been listening to and writing about for more than two years…I was struck by how moved I was. I realized that I could hear their stories hundreds of times, and I’ll never stop welling up when they talk about their mothers’ battles with cancer. I’ll never stop being amazed by these five women’s bravery. I’ll never stop being inspired by their passion to help other women living with a high risk for breast and/or ovarian cancer. And I will always be thankful that Lisa, Mayde, Amy, Rori, and Suzanne gave me the tremendous honor of writing about their personal experiences in our book Previvors. I am very grateful that these five women are in my life.