“Every day is an opportunity to help someone and reach for the stars”
I am a New Haven native and lived here all of my life – educated, married and raised two wonderful daughters. I am also the proud grandmother of one grandson and five great grands.
My journey began while on vacation in Germany. I discovered a lump in my left breast. It was removed and I received radiation treatment.
A friend’s mother who had been free for twenty years took me under her wing. A women’s support group from Saint Raphael’s surrounded me with love and care.
I am the first women in my family to be diagnosed with breast cancer. All my female family members now have yearly mammograms. God has allowed me to travel life’s journey cancer free for more than fifteen years. Everyday of life is an opportunity to help someone and reach for the stars!