Although I survived cancer as a child, I was far from prepared for the emotional turmoil that accompanies a breast cancer diagnosis as an adult. As a child, I didn’t have to worry about health insurance, household chores, living expenses, or how to tell three children that their mom has cancer. Now I do. The voices of other breast cancer survivors comforted me when I felt lost, powerless, and alone. Now I figure it’s my turn to share it forward – so this is my story.
Andrea Berry is a childhood cancer survivor and breast cancer warrior. She’s also a veteran of the Army Chemical Corps and a proud mom of 3.
Andrea was born in New York City and raised in the small town of Chappaqua, where she developed a lifelong preference for thin crust pizza – the kind you fold – none of this knife and fork nonsense – pick it up – eat!
Andrea believes a little comedy is also good for your health and while the void left by Seinfeld has never been truly filled, she does love this bit by Michael McIntyre on leaving the house with kids. The dentist story and TripAdvisor anecdote also make her laugh with tears.
Andrea now resides in Cincinnati with her incredible children and husband. Although she isn’t good at Pinterest or handy with tools, Andrea does have the dubious honor of being her family’s IT Pro and has successfully resolved hundreds of issues related to computers “not working.”
Outside of family, fighting cancer, keeping a sense of humor, and fixing computers, Andrea loves to run, swim, hike and Zumba. Occasionally, she also likes to jump out of perfectly good airplanes and participate in Instameets, not at the same time of course…. no wait, wait… that would be awesome.