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  • Personal Stories 17 Jul 2018 by Krystal Barter
    Let’s face it- cancer is scary.  Being told that you have cancer, or even a high risk of developing cancer, is overwhelming. It makes you feel like the world is ending and amidst the extreme numbness you feel, there is an urge to run or to hide. However, you can’t run or hide because wherever […]
  • Personal Stories 16 Jul 2018 by Krystal Barter
    How would you feel if only one of you had the BRCA gene? In October 2016 this was the question a genetic counsellor posed to us, sisters Jess, aged 29 and Nicole 27. Our paternal grandmother died of breast cancer at 34 years of age and we knew that both our father and our uncle […]
  • Personal Stories 16 Jul 2018 by Krystal Barter
    For as long as I can remember, cancer has been a subject present in my life. When I was five, my mum was diagnosed with Breast Cancer, and then again when I was fifteen. It was around this time when we were aware that my mum carried the BRCA1 gene. My mum told both my […]
  • Personal Stories 26 Jun 2018 by Krystal Barter
    They say knowledge is power, ignorance is bliss. Whilst I was always breast aware (knowing my paternal grandmother had passed in her 50’s from BC), I was not aware of the knowledge until recently (after my own diagnosis) of her original BC diagnosis in her 40’s, nor of my aunties diagnosis around the same age. […]
  • Personal Stories 14 Jun 2018 by Krystal Barter
    I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer at 34yrs old. I found this by accident. My car door hit me in the chest about 2 months earlier and I thought nothing of it until I couldn’t lay on my chest and what felt like a bruise and rib pain was a 4cm lump stage […]
  • Personal Stories 13 Jun 2018 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Scarlett and this is my story. Last year I had a complex cancerous tumour removed from my ovary – it was the size of a baby at full term (21cm) and I unfortunately lost my ovary – which was a great shock – considering I was 21 at the time.  I really […]
  • Personal Stories 12 Jun 2018 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Niki and this is my story. I am 27 years old, and when I was 25, I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. November 30th 2016 I was in the shower getting ready for work. My mum always encouraged me to feel my breasts as I was growing up, so I was doing […]
  • Personal Stories 04 Jun 2018 by Krystal Barter
    Our community is packed full of besties that have each other’s backs! These friends have been brought together through Pink Hope events, online conversations, and the fact of knowing they’re not alone. Throughout our Pinky Promise campaign, we’ll be featuring some Pink Hope BFFs that are ultimate bestie goals. Meet Brodie and Tess! How did […]
  • Personal Stories 29 May 2018 by Krystal Barter
    In September of 2017 I was living my best life.  I was 33, a young mother of three, wife, had a successful full-time career, fast paced social life and the fittest and healthiest of my life.  After a shower one morning my hand brushed past my breast and by absolute chance I felt a lump […]
  • 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 […]


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