Surviving Breast Cancer; Choosing to be proactive.

by | Cancer, Everyday, Fire Family Life, Guest Posts

Please welcome Fire Wife Sisterhood member, Jennifer Edwards. She is one of our many fire wives who have battled and beat cancer. She shares with us a little bit about her breast cancer journey. Thank you so much, Jennifer.

In February 2010, I was loving life being married with two boys. I went for a check up and was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was only 37 with no family history of breast cancer. It took me forever to even say cancer. But I kicked it’s butt!! I choose to remove both breast with immediate reconstruction after having a lumpectomy. The risks of the cancer coming back were too high. I refused to live day to day scared to death. I went through four surgeries in a year and a lot of pain but I am proud of my decision. And I am very proud of my scars. I also go every six months for check ups and so far everything is great. The only side effect is memory loss. But I am finally learning to accept it and my body. I thank my family for being there for me during this battle and I thank God for letting me be a survivor to share my testimony!
-Jennifer Edwards
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Join us on October 24th, 2013 at 9 PM EST for the Pink Party where we’ll talk to more fire wives, battling, surviving and being proactive about cancer. For more information, CLICK HERE.



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Jessie -

Just a small town girl married to a firefighter since 2008, but she's so much more than a Fire Wife. She's been a member of the FirefighterWife family since 2012 and knows marriage takes a lot of work, even when it's in the best seasons.


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    • Brittany

      Sorry wrong place to post


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