Christie Benedict



Cancer is never good for anyone of any age. It takes a toll on family, friends, and co-workers. In March 2016, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. My breasts are important to me; they’re identity as a woman. Triple A Negative Breast Cancer; my breast had to be removed. After the recipe of chemotherapy, my breast were removed. This is difficult. It has altered my life in many ways. I just don’t feel like myself. Many shirts I had to throw away, they don’t fit the same. This time was a raw awakening of how life can change real quick. I don’t believe I will ever be accustomed to no breasts. Internally, I am a hot mess, while keeping it cool on the outside with a friendly smile. I am in pursuit of a surgeon to do my reconstruction suregy. I have to get this done. It would mean the world to me. 

To all of you, stay strong. That is my message.