survivor of the day: nicole landy

Age 34

When were you diagnosed?
2008

Are you cancer-free? If so, for how long?
December of this year is my 3-year anniversary cancer-free.

How have your family and friends helped you?
through their love I thrive every day

What tips do you have to help other breast cancer survivors stay positive?
Ask for help and lean on others. Cry, scream, punch the pillow, run around the neighborhood with your PJs on... do what ever you need to to get through the tough moments... then let it go and move on

What has someone done to make you feel better?
A moms group in the area made meals for my family every wednesday night while I went through chemo

What advice would you give someone who is about to go through treatment?
wear a pink boa to treatment

What was the scariest moment?
My day of diagnosis. My mother was in the room after tons of tests.The doctor was talking away and my mom cornered the doctor and says, 'other than a carcinoma, what could this be?' ...the doctor responded... 'nothing.' In that moment the look in my mother's eyes.

What was the funniest moment?
Bringing in a boobie cake to the oncologist's office on my last day of chemo... party

How has breast cancer made you stronger?
I was diagnosed when potty training my son... talk about strength!

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Greta Moore
666 days ago

God bless all of the cancer survivors and Ellen's mother with the challenges they have in their lives. Hopefully all lives turns out to be as beautiful as a butterfly.(colorful,courages, beautiful, strong) I am 41 years old and was diagnosed 2 times with the crazy bug called "Cancer" During my challenge/journey, I was very blessed to bring my healthy son to this beautiful world and my oldest daughter had a baby,(yes--lol, Grandma Greta = GG) which brings more joy and fullfillment everyday. To all, enjoy life everyday and truely love your family and friends. THANK YOU Ellen for making so many people happy everyday.

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