Marissa Thomas was diagnosed in Nov 2015 with stage II, 35% ER positive invasive ductal carcinoma in-situ (DCIS) just shy of her 36th birthday, she realized her life would be forever changed. While in treatment, she turned to social media as a way to connect with other women and find stories similar to hers in hopes of making the journey easier. As a woman of color diagnosed at the early age of 35, Marissa co-founded “For the Breast of Us” to provide women of color with a resource tailored to us and personal accounts by Us.
Marissa’s passion is to educate women on how to navigate the healthcare system to make it work for them and advocating for themselves. She also wants women to know they can continue living their best life, regardless of the circumstance.
She holds a BS in Healthcare Administration and is a certified Living Beyond Breast Cancer Young Advocate. Marissa is from Tacoma, WA and currently resides in Seattle, WA. She enjoys spending time with her son Siaire, family/friends, traveling and wine tasting.