Valerie Engel



Cancer fighter

I found out I had breast cancer after doing a mammogram, I requested twice to my doctor. After having 3 pregnancies in a row I found it responsible to get checked. I somehow had this constant inner feeling I could have cancer.

From there I got 2 mammograms, an ultrasound, 2 biopsies and received my diagnosis at Christmas. I found myself from being “responsible” to having cancer, dealing with the whole situation, my family out of the country and trying to remain a good mom for my 1 and 2 year old plus sustain my business.

I am now about 1 year down the line, things have been and are still very difficult but I never gave up and keep fighting! If I could give any advice or word of encouragement it would be to never let go, fight no matter how impossible the situation seems. Also to listen to that inner voice we all have and who has all the answers!