Cancer Bio: Diagnosed in 2012 with Stage 2; living with Metastatic Breast Cancer since 2017

The Real Me: I'm a mom to 3 amazing kids, retired RN, love photography and am always running out of memory on my phone. Since being diagnosed with MBC, I've been involved with different advocacy initiatives to be part of the movement creating change for those of us living with MBC.

Something I would tell my newly diagnosed self: Try not to get consumed with having to figure everything out at this.very.moment. Sometimes it's enough to just get through the day. This will help you find moments of peace and calm, even in really trying times.

One of my favourite quotes includes this - 'and when you feel the tilt is heavy on one side, lean towards grace and this will help you through.' Theses are words that help me get by.