Emily Dorrell Blocker



Fourth in a long line of survivors. Diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer at 40. Chemotherapy is not working, but I’m still fighting. We have four girls who will probably have the mutated gene, but they are seeing what a cancer warrior looks like first hand.

Advice for others: Take it easy, keep your eyes on the light at the end of the tunnel, breathe, cry when you have to. Let others help when they offer. If you have smaller children like I do, explain everything at their age level. Give the older kids more responsibility, they want to be involved in you getting better. Encourage people to ask questions; raising awareness is something I will never be offended by. And again just breathe, we are stronger than cancer. We can do this, we have to do this. Failure in this fight is not an option.