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 was born in New York City and raised in the small town of Chappaqua, NY. She now resides in Cincinnati with her husband and three children.
Outside of fighting cancer and keeping a sense of humor, 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.