I am a writer, speaker, contributor for CT Women (previously known as Today’s Christian Woman) and blogger for Inspire a Fire. I have a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University in English: Literary Studies with an emphasis in Journalism.
I was diagnosed with breast cancer on January 20, 2016; one month to the day after turning 40. I underwent a bilateral mastectomy with the first stage of reconstruction on February 25. In late July 2016, I had the second phase of reconstruction and am now on a 10-year prescription to Tamoxifen (an estrogen inhibitor.) 2016 threw me for a loop, but God is good. Always.
I have become passionate about breast reconstruction. Through writing and speaking, I desire to connect with women going through the bizarre journey.
Three awesome boys call me mama, and I enjoy encouraging them to be adventurous and take risks. Cliff jumping into Lake Superior? Go for it! Teach yourself to do backflips on the lawn? By all means. You can find boy #2 flipping on his youtube channel, Flip Shots.