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  • Personal Stories 16 Nov 2016 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Jen and this is my story. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 50 and I was 20. It was scary at the time. We knew people who had died of cancer, so we wondered if she’d be ok. But after her treatment she made a full recovery. We […]
  • Personal Stories 08 Nov 2016 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Danielle and this is my story. I was diagnosed with Stage 2 Grade 2 breast cancer last year, I was 26 years old. I had no family history of any cancer in the family at all. We were shocked and puzzled. I then had a lumpectomy, I was sped through IVF and […]
  • Personal Stories 14 Oct 2016 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Hannah and this is my story. My family history on my Dads side is riddled with young breast and ovarian cancer. Because of this, they discovered my family had the BRCA1 gene back in the 1990s. I remember my father being tested for the gene when I was in my teens and […]
  • Personal Stories 12 Oct 2016 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Elisha and this is my story. I am a wife and a mother to two beautiful girls. I lost my gorgeous mum when she was only 58 to ovarian cancer which metastasised to her brain. She was diagnosed in 2007 not long after she was given the all clear from her 2005 […]
  • Personal Stories 10 Oct 2016 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Michelle and this is my story. About three years ago I found out that I carry the BRCA1 gene mutation. I never imagined that this little bit of information would change my world so dramatically. An Aunt that I had not been in contact with for about 10 years rang me out […]
  • Personal Stories 25 Sep 2016 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Melissa and this is my story. I am aged 39, and I am a BRCA 1 carrier with my gene mutation confirmed in May 2015. I have had preventative surgeries for breast and ovarian cancers over the last 12 months. My first memory of the ‘C word’ was as a child. In […]
  • Personal Stories 12 Sep 2016 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Hannah and this is my story. I am 22 years old and have undergone a preventative double mastectomy. My mum was first diagnosed with breast cancer at 28 years old when I was nine months old and my sister was two. The cancer was aggressive but thankfully she beat it. In 2000 […]
  • Personal Stories 09 Sep 2016 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Tina and this is my story. Getting told at any age that “you have Cancer,” are not the words anyone really ever wants to hear but particularly if you are just 34 years old, with three youngish children. My daughter wasn’t quite 10 at the time, and her brothers were only eight […]
  • Personal Stories 29 Aug 2016 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Michelle and my friends call me Floss and this is my story. For most of my life I have been daunted by the fact that I might be the next woman in my family to be diagnosed with cancer. My Grandmother passed away from ovarian cancer, and my beautiful mum passed away […]
  • Personal Stories 09 Aug 2016 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Amber and this is my story. No one thinks that it will happen to them, nobody can be prepared for that kind of news, nobody knows how they will react, cope or deal. Everyone is different and so here is my story, my journey, my experience. When I was 27 I fell […]
  • Personal Stories 04 Aug 2016 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Natasha and this is my story. My Pink Hope journey began when my oldest sister Vikki was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. After a mastectomy and chemotherapy, Vikki went on to have genetic testing to find out that she carried the BRCA2 gene mutation. After several years of courageous fighting, multiple […]
  • Personal Stories 02 Aug 2016 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Sammy and this is my story. We all have that one person as a child that you look up too, that person who lights up a room with their smile and makes you feel like the most special person in the world with their kindness and love. For me that person was […]

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