Tyra Diagnosed at 29
In 2013, at the age of 29, I was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer. A single mother of two young boys ages seven and four, I was an emotional wreck! So young and three months away from turning 30 all I could think was "why me" but as time went on, that "why me" turned around and became "why not me". At that very moment, I knew that my life, my journey, and my fight would definitely be a life-changing walk.
I lost two of my favorite women in my life to Breast Cancer as well. My grandmother and my kids' grandmother both were STRONG women that exemplified STRENGTH, COURAGE, and HOPE! Through my journey of chemotherapy, surgery (double mastectomy), and radiation I saw them (my grandmother & mother in love) in me and were able to exemplify their STRENGTH which helped me through tough times.
My FIGHT was not about me but was for MY TWO CHILDREN! I could not give up on life....and I thank GOD for not giving up on me. HE most definitely deserves all the PRAISE!!! Almost seven years later, this September 2020 will make seven years (the number of COMPLETION) that I celebrate being a WARRIOR!!! I'M BOLD, BREAST-LESS, BEAUTIFUL, and BLESSED!! I share my TESTimony to others and encourage others through my walk of life! "No weapon formed against me shall prosper!" Be Blessed!
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