Before her diagnosis Brandy had no experience with cancer – only what she had seen on movies and social media. She first felt a large lump and went to have it checked as she was scheduled for a breast reduction in about a week. Brandy recalls first being sent for an ultrasound, then mammogram and then a second lump was found. After a biopsy confirmed it was cancer her whole treatment plan came together and was started: first chemotherapy, then a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction, then once she healed – radiation. Brandy had a fantastic medical team and home support which made the biggest difference in her treatment and recovery. Brandy shares that her husband and daughter are the reason she fought so hard to come out the other side of this battle.
In Brandy’s Words
Having to deal with an illness is stressful to the mind, body, and soul. The Pink Wig foundation has given us relief and reduced not only our financial stresses, but it came at a time when I needed a little reassurance that recovery takes time and that I was exactly where I needed to be in my recovery. Thank you Pink Wig for the light and hope that you bring.
City/Town of Residence: Saskatoon
Diagnosis: Breast Cancer
Age at Diagnosis: 35