My name is Alicia Tyner and I was unexpectedly diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer and BRCA 1 gene. my cancer diagnosis was in October(breast cancer awareness month) 2012. I had just turned 41 years old the month before. I never thought I would be diagnosed with any type of cancer let alone breast CANCER since I did my exams, BUT god had another plan for me. as I went through this journey of a lumpectomy on my right breast, full hysterectomy(no biological children), double mastectomy and reconstruction with one implant and one tissue breast. as I look back at the journey, I am thankful I survived because some do not. i am also mindful and more aware of other women that have or are going through this journey too. having a strong family and friends support system kept me grounded as well as my faith in god and his son Jesus Christ. I am in the last stretch of my cancer journey as it is 10 years since my diagnosis and I look forward to continuing it cancer free. I have grown tremendously and am blessed to have learned more about myself and breast cancer. I am actually thankful for this journey...so don't be sad for me be happy! be happy I survived! I thrive and I am happy! don't forget to do your breast exams and tell a family member, friend, co-worker, etc...early detection is key!
BAMBI RAE COLLECTIONS IS HONORED TO HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE OF FEATURING ALICIA AS THIS WEEK'S BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR! LOOK FOR MORE TESTIMONIES IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS! THANK YOU & MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU AND YOUR JOURNEY!