My Story

Dauphin County

Dauphin County

Diagnosed at age 42

I am honored to be representing Dauphin County as a 30 year BCA survivor. At age 42, I went through surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. I will forever feel blessed for my oncology team headed by Dr. Harold A. Harvey at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. I lost my mother to breast cancer and my sister to ovarian cancer. Later, I was tested and found to have the BRCA 2 gene. So far, with one still left to be tested, our descendants have all tested negative. During my treatment and recovery, the Milton Hershey School admitted and cared for my children. I am most appreciative and grateful to the school. It is the true meaning of a community coming together to help.

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