The best advice that I can give to someone who has just received a breast cancer diagnosis is this: prepare to fight like a champion. It’s one thing to fight and another thing to fight like a champ. Some fighters simply fight for the sake of fighting, while champions fight with the intent to win. Immediately upon being diagnosed with stage 2B invasive ductal carcinoma, I made a conscious decision to fight. I knew this fight would require me dig my heels in and give everything that I could muster up from my body, soul and spirit. It’s a decision that has to be made over and over again if your going to come out victorious. So I say again, don’t just fight, fight like a champion.