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  • Personal Stories 22 Aug 2018 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Sarah and this is my story. On November 6th 2002, aged 32 and with a 16 month old daughter, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had surgery to have the lump removed, then further operations to have more breast tissue and lymph nodes removed. A few weeks after the operations, I began 6 sessions of chemotherapy, […]
  • Personal Stories 22 Aug 2018 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Lauren, I’m 33 and have recently been diagnosed with stage 2, grade 3, hormone positive breast cancer. My life was going along  quite nicely. I had moved to a new town, built a house with my partner, made a nice group of friends and was busy working, socialising and planning holidays. Then suddenly […]
  • Personal Stories 21 Aug 2018 by Krystal Barter
    My life was a walking cliché when it came to breast cancer and the facts. “It won’t happen to me.” “I’m too young, I’m only 34.” “I have no family history, no one in my family has died from cancer.” “I’m vegan, I don’t eat junk food.” “I’m extremely active, I go to the gym […]
  • Personal Stories 16 Aug 2018 by Krystal Barter
    A fierce Pink Hope woman is unstoppable. She can overcome anything in her way and she puts hard-work and dedication into any endeavour. Meet Sarah.  Click here to read her full story. Pink Hope’s exclusive lipstick line was created with the amazing women of Pink Hope in mind. Named after specific traits of women within the Pink Hope […]
  • Personal Stories 13 Aug 2018 by Krystal Barter
    An authentic Pink Hope woman’s path consists of unique decisions and challenges. However, she celebrates what makes her different and beautiful. This empowers her to be completely unafraid of being herself. Meet Nat.  Click here to read her full story. Pink Hope’s exclusive lipstick line was created with the amazing women of Pink Hope in mind. Named after […]
  • Personal Stories 13 Aug 2018 by Krystal Barter
    A strong Pink Hope woman uses her experiences to raise awareness and channel her fear/doubts into achieving something amazing. Meet Karni.  Click here to read her full story. Pink Hope’s exclusive lipstick line was created with the amazing women of Pink Hope in mind. Named after specific traits of women within the Pink Hope community, we’ve designed these lipsticks […]
  • Personal Stories 10 Aug 2018 by Krystal Barter
    A bold Pink Hope woman is unafraid of the future and conveys positivity, confidence and courage, uplifting those around her. Meet Liana.  Click here to read her full story. Pink Hope’s exclusive lipstick line was created with the amazing women of Pink Hope in mind. Named after specific traits of women within the Pink Hope community, we’ve designed […]
  • Personal Stories 06 Aug 2018 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Annabelle and I’m 29. My journey began in 2007. I was standing in an oncologist’s consulting room with my grandma and grandpa when he told us that my grandma had breast cancer. The news literally made me fall into a wall. The woman who raised me had cancer. Why her? Why us? […]
  • Personal Stories 27 Jul 2018 by Krystal Barter
    6 years ago, my Aunty lost her battle with breast cancer. After her passing, my cousin Hayley pushed for genetic testing. This was not an easy process for her, however she had some success and she was able to have the genetic testing done. A BRCA 2 positive result had been found. In 2016, ANOTHER […]
  • 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 […]

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