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Products that are helping Breast Cancer Research

While I hate pink-washing, I do believe in using the pink October platform to raise awareness and research dollars for #metastaticbreastcancer. Sadly, many companies exploit well-meaning shoppers and only contribute pennies for pink ribbon purchases. But a few companies do it

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3rd Cancerversary 

Today is my 3rd Cancerversary. It was hard deciding which date to celebrate such an important milestone. Many choose the date of diagnosis, but my cancer had been growing long before that date. To me, the most important date was

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Bald Ballerina 3rd Birthday 

Today Bald Ballerina celebrates her 3rd birthday! Her life began filled with hope despite a very poor medical prognosis: stage 4 metastatic breast cancer that had spread to the sternum, spine, and pelvis; median life expectancy 2-3 years; no cure

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NBC Nightly News Story Airs 

In February I taped a story for NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt. Tom Costello is the correspondent and the story is about high medical and drug costs. It will air tonight on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt at

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Cancer Survivor Day 

Today is National Cancer Survivors Day. This is the 3rd time I celebrate this day. Three years ago today, I was dancing full time and felt wonderful. I looked forward to performing in China with the Joffrey Concert Group. I

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Joffrey Ensemble Graduation Benefit for Dancer Against Cancer 

Last night was surreal. It has been three years since I performed with @joffreyschool Thank you Stacey, Gabriela and the Joffrey Ensemble for inviting me to be part of this show to help raise money for @imadanceragainstcancer #terminalbreastcancer #metastaticbreastcancer #breastcancer

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Mother’s Day 

Happy Mother’s Day to my mom. She is someone who no one could replace. Ever since I was little and was speech delayed and dyslexic , my mom made sure I got the best help and worked with me tirelessly

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RIP Grandma

Earlier this week my Grandmother passed away. She lived 95 years. Grandma had the strength and courage to flee Lithuania during WWII with her family so her children and future generations could live a better life. She opened her heart

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Scan Results 

GREAT SCAN RESULTS ! ! ! ! No new activity; old lesions are healing.  I hope this means I have turned a corner. Now life can go back to “normal” for another 6 months. Thank you for your prayers and

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Thank You Congresswoman Comstock

Many, many thanks to Congresswoman Barbara Comstock of Virginia for being one of the few GOP representatives who voted NO on Paul Ryan’s health care act.  I met Rep Comstock last December when I spoke on Capitol Hill about metastatic

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