Kelly Walborn

Kelly Walborn

 

Meet Kelly

Kelly Walborn is a three time survivor of breast cancer. First diagnosed at age 37, she suffered recurrences at 38 and 41, and lost count at nine surgeries. She served on a panel at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in 2010 to help newly diagnosed cancer patients navigate the medical system. Determined to help other women navigate the journey through breast cancer, over the past six years she has also served as a certified counselor with ACS Research to Recovery Program and as a forum moderator for Young Survival Coalition.org.. In addition, Kelly has served as a patient advocate for the ACS in 2015 at the IOM Workshop on Imaging, and in 2016 at the ACOG Breast Cancer Screening Consensus Conference. She also serves as a Hospice volunteer and trainer for other volunteers, and has certified therapy dogs which she brings to those in need of love and companionship. She has been cancer-free for four years and counting. Kelly earned her MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2009, while undergoing treatment. She has been involved in software development for over twenty years, most recently at a small but forward thinking startup company which was recently acquired by 3M due to their innovative developments in healthcare information technology. Kelly lives with her husband, two step sons, and three dogs in Ghent, NY. She enjoys quilting, singing and playing music with her family and riding her motorcycle.

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