On Monday, Oct. 11th, our dear friend Shaina Torgerson was diagnosed with Stage 1, Grade 3, Triple Negative Invasive Ductal Carcinoma in the left breast. This came as a complete shock as Shaina is 29 years old and a very active and healthy person. This news came just a day after she and her boyfriend of 8 years, Kyle Rawson, got engaged at Sawtooth Lake in the Pioneer Mountains (pictured). In just less than 24 hours, their reality went from dreams of a wedding and raising a family to facing chemo, breast surgery, and fertility preservation.
As many know, Shaina is always selfless and a friend to everyone she meets. She supports those around her and is constantly looking for ways to lift others up. Its time for us as a community to lift she and Kyle up and support them in this fight! They will face an unknown amount of out of pocket expenses, including treatments, fertility preservation, and travel to cancer centers. Please join us in any way you can in supporting our wonderful friend!
Any finds not used toward Shaina's fight against breast cancer will be donated to the Young Survival Coalition and Barbells for Boobs. She is a proud RAD Athlete with Barbells for Boobs and wants to be sure to give back in any way that she can once her fight is over.
We are #ShainaStrong!!!