Conquer Britt's Breast Cancer
Brittany and her sister, Ashleigh, have been very active with Ovarian Cancer Awareness, and have participated in the Ovations Walk for Ovarian Cancer over last few years in memory of her beloved mother Debra. Brittany and Ashleigh’s mother lost her courageous battle to ovarian cancer when they were very young.
Brittany recently had genetic testing completed due to her strong family history of ovarian cancer, and tested positive for a BRCA gene mutation. She was aware that eventually she would need to take proactive surgical measures to protect herself from developing breast and ovarian cancer in the future.
Early in April, Brittany discovered a firm, but mobile pea sized lump on the side of her chest wall. She had a fine needle biopsy, which revealed news that came as shock to all of us. The biopsy revealed a malignancy involving her lymph nodes, and on 4/28/2017 scans confirmed that she has stage 3 breast cancer. Brittany’s treatment plan will consist of 8 weeks of chemotherapy. She will then need to undergo double mastectomy, followed by reconstructive surgery.
Brittany works as an operations coordinator at Brigham and Woman’s Hospital. She will need to take a leave of absence from work for her chemotherapy treatments and recovery from her surgeries. Having graduated from college 2 years ago, she already has the burden of student loans. The emotional and financial burden of surviving breast cancer is a challenge at any stage of life, but at only 25 years old it somehow seems even more unfair that Brittany is going through this right now. Brittany more than ever deserves and needs our love and support.
Brittany’s family and fiancé, Syng, will be beside her every step of the way through this journey. She also has an amazing circle of friends to rally behind her. We can help her get through this together.
Thank you to everyone for your love and support. More importantly, please keep our beloved Brittany in your prayers.
Any funds collected that Britanny does not end up needing to cover the costs of treatment and during her recovery will be promptly donated cancer research.
Again, Thank you all for reading and considering Brittany’s journey ahead.