Susan felt like she was finally getting her life established as a single woman: bought her own home, had a job she loved designing and building the displays for the Enchanted Forest, and had her two best supporters – her fur babies.
In Oct of 2018 her world was turned upside down when she was diagnosed with triple negative invasive mammary carcinoma (a type of breast cancer). She underwent a lumpectomy, chemotherapy, a bilateral mastectomy and salpingo-oophorectomy (surgery to remove the ovaries) due to a hereditary genetic mutation. She still struggles with losing everything that made her feel feminine but was comforted by hearing those are not the things that make you “you.” It is true – but it is still difficult for Susan, as a young woman. But the most important thing is that she is a survivor.
In Susan’s Words
The Pink Wig foundation is my saving Grace. In a time where I thought I’d lose everything they reached out and were the only organization to help me relieve the financial burden of this overwhelming time in my life. Thank you.
City/Town of Residence: Aberdeen, Saskatchewan
Diagnosis: Breast Cancer