My Story

My name is sarah I am 27 years old and from the new Jersey area. My road to being brave started two years ago when my mom was diagnosed with stage 3 Ovarian cancer. The diagnosis was sudden and quite a shock to me and my whole family. What started out as what the doctors thought was a gall stone that need surgical intervention quickly turned into a cancer diagnosis. After much deliberation my mom, aunt, and my self were all tested for the brca gene mutation given a deeply rooted family histoy of brest cancer on my mothers fathers side by way of his sisters, my great aunts. After waiting on the results which seemed like a lifetime the test came back that I have a positive brca 1 gene mutation.

My mom and I snuggled up in my grandmother’s kitchen. “Age 8”