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  • Personal Stories 10 May 2018 by Krystal Barter
    My name Is Vivienne Lynn and at age 27 I was diagnosed with DCIS stage 0 breast cancer. I see my diagnosis as a miracle from God. In October 2017, I woke up with a very angry and sore boob. I went to my hometown ER and after a full day of ultrasounds and tests, […]
  • Personal Stories 23 Apr 2018 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Brodie and this is my story. First of all, I truly consider myself extremely lucky even though I carry the BRCA 1 gene mutation. I’m 22, I’ve recently completed a Bachelor of Paramedicine and Nursing and I’m about to commence my graduate year! My mum was diagnosed with breast cancer at the […]
  • Personal Stories 16 Apr 2018 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Liana, I am 29 years old & I was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer last July whilst pregnant. Before my diagnosis I was fit and healthy. I had run marathons and I ate a healthy, mostly organic diet. I am not a carrier of the genetic gene for this disease and […]
  • Personal Stories 04 Apr 2018 by Krystal Barter
    Ta Ta to the Tatas! My name is Tess, and this is my story. In April 2016 I got tested for the BRCA 1 gene – shortly after that, I found out that I carry the BRCA 1 gene. Finding out this result at the mere age of 26 was not ideal, nor part of […]
  • Personal Stories 22 Mar 2018 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Nat, and this is my story. I’m a mum of five amazing boys, a wife, and a Primary School teacher and as of last week- I’m officially cancer free. The past year has been a crazy journey full of twists and turns, but despite this bump in the road, my family has […]
  • Personal Stories 07 Mar 2018 by Krystal Barter
    My name’s Miranda and this is my story. I am nearly 38yrs old, and I live in Wollongong NSW with my partner and our 2yr old daughter, with another little girl on the way. I lost my Mum to breast cancer when I was 11. She was way taken from us way too young, passing […]
  • Personal Stories 07 Mar 2018 by Krystal Barter
    I am a 28 year old woman who recently made a very difficult but very necessary decision to under go a profolatic double mastectomy with nipple sparing and an expander on December 18th 2017. My mother was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer at the age of 50 right before my 25th birthday. I was […]
  • Personal Stories 09 Feb 2018 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Kristy and this is my story. I have a BRCA1 gene mutation. My paternal grandmother Heather passed away from ovarian cancer in the 80’s when she was just 61 and I always thought it was cervical cancer so I was very proactive at having pap smears and ensuring I would not succumb […]
  • Personal Stories 29 Jan 2018 by Krystal Barter
    HOPE for a cure to my mum’s ovarian cancer was always in our conversations. Mum was in remission for 10 years and passed away 8 years ago and I still have questions that I wished we had discussed. Instead, we spent most of our time talking about a cure, a miracle. I now wonder if […]
  • Personal Stories 19 Dec 2017 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Krystal and this is my story. I’m 27 years old and a stay at home Mum of three kids under four. My mum was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 27 but over the years became more serious and sadly lost her battle at the age of 36. Her mother […]
  • Personal Stories 19 Dec 2017 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Katie. This is my story. On the 10th May 2017 I walked out of the Day Oncology ward at Cabrini Malvern having completed 18 rounds of chemo, almost a year to the day that I received a phone call that would change my life forever. My journey is not yet over, I’m […]
  • Medical 26 Sep 2017 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Suzy and I am not sure if I am BRCA positive. However I do have a high risk family history spanning three decades and for this reason I was able to qualify for a double preventative mastectomy. I was told in 2001 by a family member that my female aunts who developed […]

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